Client WebDAV

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The official documentation is at: http://docs.alfresco.com



WebDAV
Accessing WebDav via Windows.

To access WebDav from the Browser http://servername/alfresco/webdav (view only)

Adding files via WebDav you will need to create a link on your Windows (Xp) machine to do this
bring up your Windows Explorer go to 'My Network Places' and click on 'Add Network Place' at
the screen that asks 'where do you want to create this network place?'  select 'Choose another network location' add the url of the webdav server

e.g. http://servername:8080/alfresco/webdav

you will get a logon screen which you will need to add the user/password that is to connect to the webdav resource
you will then be able to select under 'My network places' the webdav server when you want to drop files into the repository.

Windows 7 WebDAV Instructions




To add a WebDAV folder to Windows 7:


  1. Open up Windows Explorer and click 'Map network drive'
  2. Click 'Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures'
  3. Click 'Next' twice in the windows that opens.
  4. Add the UNC (NOT the URL!) of your alfresco server eg. \\localhost@8080\alfresco\webdav\

If you have had issues logging in make sure you tick the 'connect using different credentials' box in the first window.

Also, if you're not using a secure SSL connection to alfresco then Windows 7 will not let you connect to the share.
To work around this behavior, enable Basic authentication on the client computer:


  1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit.exe in the Programs list.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type BasicAuthLevel, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify. In the Value data box, type 2, and then click OK.



Note - The mapping is as follows:


  • 0 - Basic authentication disabled
  • 1 - Basic authentication enabled for SSL shares only
  • 2 or greater - Basic authentication enabled for SSL shares and for non-SSL shares



Office 2010




If you do use non-SSL share then Office 2010 will not let you open any files from this folder. The work around for this is as follows:


  1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search  box, and then press Enter. If you are prompted for an administrator  password or for  confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Internet
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.Type BasicAuthLevel, and then press Enter.
  4. Right-click BasicAuthLevel, and then click Modify.In the Value data box, type 2, and then click OK.



Note - The mapping is as follows:


  • 0 - Basic authentication disabled
  • 1 - Basic authentication enabled for SSL connections only
  • 2 - Basic authentication enabled for SSL and for non-SSL connections

A reboot isrequired for the registry changes to take effect.

Known Windows XP webdav Issue




Sometimes the Web Folder client in Windows could have been changed by
a 3rd party, and windows is complaining for an 'invalid folder' upon webdav drive creation. Please consider following the instructions to restore the
WebDAV client to the original one. (explanation thanks to marc steinemann http://discussions.webct.com/jive4/message.jspa?messageID=22536)




  • Find a file called webfldrs.msi (Normally under %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\webfldrs.msi - if you installed Windows XP Servicepack 1 you will find it under %WINDIR%\ServicePackFiles\i386\webfldrs.msi). E.g. C:\WINDOWS\system32
  • Start the installation with double-click or right-click ->

webfldrs.msi.


  • Now you have to klick on 'Select reinstall mode'.
  • Uncheck 'Repair all detected reinstall problems'.
  • Check 'Force all files to be reinstalled, regardless of checksum or version'.
  • Check 'Verify that required user registry entries are present'.
  • Check 'Verify that required machine registry entries are present'.
  • Check 'Validate shortcuts'.
  • Press OK and REINSTALL



Normally no reboot is required. Now the web folder client should
have been restored as it was shipped.

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