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Summary

This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Office 2013 hotfix package that is dated May 13, 2014.

INTRODUCTION

Issue that this hotfix package fixes

  • Assume that you open a PowerPivot workbook from a SharePoint site in Excel. You are then repeatedly prompted for a password.

    Note To enable this hotfix, you must follow the steps in the More Information section to modify the registry first, and then you must restart your computer.

More Information

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To install this hotfix package, you must have Office 2013 installed.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

Important
Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

After you install the hotfix package, you should follow these steps to enable this hotfix:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

  2. Locate and then select the following registry subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\PowerPivot\Settings\If the PowerPivot and the Settings registry key do not exist, you must create them first. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Select the 15.0 key.

    2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.

    3. Type PowerPivot, and then press Enter.

    4. Select the PowerPivot key.

    5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.

    6. Type Settings, and then press Enter.

    7. Select the Settings key, and then go to step 3.


  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

  4. Type PasswordPromptBehavior, and then press Enter.

  5. In the Details pane, right-click PasswordPromptBehavior, and then click Modify.

  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

  7. Exit Registry Editor.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issues that are listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

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