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"An unexpected error" occurs when you try to view an Excel workbook in SharePoint Server 2016

Symptoms
When you select the "View in Browser" option for an Excel workbook in SharePoint Server 2016, you receive the following error message:

"Sorry, something went wrong. An unexpected error has occurred."
Cause
This problem occurs because Excel Services is no longer available for SharePoint Server 2016.

For more information, see the following TechNet topic:
Workaround
To work around this problem, deploy Microsoft Office Online Server, and then configure it for SharePoint Server 2016. 

For more information, see the following TechNet topic:


Excel Services 2016 OOS
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Article ID: 3164358 - Last Review: 05/20/2016 16:05:00 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016, Microsoft Office Online Server

  • KB3164358
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