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Alfresco 5.0.d cifs webdav sites folders and others do not show on windows explorer

Question asked by casey_rayback on Nov 20, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 21, 2015 by casey_rayback
Alfresco version : 5.0.d CE
Platform : Freebsd



Goals :

1. Able to mount using cifs on alfresco shares to any logon script with existing domain controller active directory with windows server 2003 using SSO.

2. I need CIFS alone to configure alfresco sites shares from clients.

3. I do not need the webdav so far, later maybe.

Done so far :

Successfully installed and deployed alfresco with sol4 with SSL with nginx.
Port redirection from the firewall is configured to function correctly.

cifs from alfresco is  configured and accessible from windows clients mixed with domain and non-domain clients only but not limited thru : \\alfresco.domain.com\alfresco\webdav\etc..\etc.. can be mapped to a drive. Contents can be editable and accessible in this manner.

Issues :

1. if the share is accessed by \\alfresco.domain.com\alfresco\site-name the contents DOCUMENT LIBRARY is not shown and other locations like USER HOMES every folder is empty, looks like invisible and cannot be seen anywhere.

my cifs settings :

###########################################################
cifs.enabled=true
cifs.serverName=alfrescoa
cifs.domain=domain #this has real value
cifs.hostannounce=true
cifs.disableNativeCode=false
cifs.broadcast=0.0.0.0
cifs.bindto=10.5.10.214

filesystem.avm.enabled=false
cifs.tcpipSMB.port=1445
cifs.netBIOSSMB.sessionPort=1139
cifs.netBIOSSMB.namePort=1137
cifs.netBIOSSMB.datagramPort=1138
#cifs.disableNIO=true


protocols.rootPath=/${spaces.company_home.childname}
filesystem.rootPath=${protocols.rootPath}


###########################################################

2. Why webdav is required in the path \\alfresco.domain.com\alfresco\webdav\Sites\etc..\etc.. so the DOCUMENT LIBRARIES to be accessible?,
3. cifs needs webdav to be accessible by clients?,
4. I have no webdav configured in alfresco properties however the webdav directory is the only thing that matters to show every contents from intended locations.

Is there something else required?,, my issue primarily is the folders from alfresco cifs are empty when accessed thru CIFS drive mapping, there is no DOCUMENT LIBRARY is showing.

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