Office 2003 name and initials prompt - how to disable?

By racecarguy ·
I am working with a web application that uses Excel to upload certain imports into SQL. The web application uses Windows authentication. The application hangs during the upload and we think that the problem is related to Excel prompting for the name and initials of the user when it opens for the first time under that user. Since Excel is running on the web server and being opened from the web app, the user does not see the prompt, it just hangs. My question is, is there a hack that will disable that prompt for all users on that box? The only other option I can think of would be to have each user of that app log directly into that server, open Excel, and OK the name and initials prompt. I don't like that option, so am hoping there is a hack.


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