Solve: no permissions to open this file on Excel Services
Oct 16, 2008

As part of an effort estimation for a MOSS project that has something to do with KPI, while creating a feeder excel data to generate KPI, I ran into following error < < You do not have permissions to open this file on Excel Services >> The quick fix to get rid of the above error is jotted down as below..
  • Navigate to Manage this farm’s shared services from Central Administration.
  • Select your Shared service. (default is SharedServices1)
  • Select Edit Excel Services settings under Excel Services Settings.
  • Select File Access method as Process Account.
  • Click OK.
  • Select Trusted File Location under Excel Services Settings.
  • Add a new Trusted file Location as follows:

URL: Specigy either the report library or the entire portal Location Type: Select Windows SharePoint Services Children: Select Trusted

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