How do I fix Excel editing using Office Connector using Windows 7?

One of our users is now running Windows 7 and uses the Office Connector version 1.15 on Confluence 3.4.9 to edit Excel 2007 sheets then have them auto-save back into the wiki. It used to work in Windows XP. But now his changes don't save back to the Wiki on his Windows 7 installation. Is this a known problem? Is there a fix?

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If he is prompted to save the changes locally, then most likely he is hitting read-only issue. Simply put, if you are on SSL/HTTPS the issue should has been resolved (in Confluence 3.4.1 or higher + Office Connector 1.14 or higher). Otherwise you'll need to change the BasicAuthLevel (at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WebClient\Parameters]) registry setting to 2 for each Windows 7 client machine since Windows 7 does not support HTTP Basic Authentication to WebDAV resources. Good discussion on this issue can be found here.

Thank you! I'll check this out.

I have tried all the instructions from the following page:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/Troubleshooting+Read-

Only + problems + in + the + office + Connector

I also have this patch installed:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2444142/de

BasicAuth a new registry key has been added with the value 2 here:

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3151368716-3431991997-4022344234-2200\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet

Nothing helps with this problem, does anyone have another solution option

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