HowTo WebDAV Windows XP bug Workaround

Discussion in 'Tips/Tricks/Mods' started by germinator, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. germinator

    germinator New Member

    Hello HowtoForge Community,

    I have been reading through endless documentations about WebDAV, and various tutorials, etc searching for a solution to the bug. Since I wanted to use the WebDAV function of ISPConfig badly. Yesterday I found the solution to make windows xp use the old version of the network devices manager. I had a lot of time today and made a quick how to:

    First we create a WebDav user:

    Now we can install our WebDAV drive in Windows XP. Go to My Network Places and click on "add a network place"

    Click on "Next".
    Click on "Choose another network location" and click "Next".
    now comes the workaround,
    usually at this point you type http://example.tld/webdav/
    but to make windows use the old version of the network device manager simply type http://user: [email protected]/webdav/ without the space between : and pass

    Click "Next"
    Type your desired WebFolder name in the input-field and click "Next"

    Now make sure to put a check in the "Open this network place when I click Finish." and click Finish

    Now type in your user and pass in the inputs again and if you want put a check to make windows remember this.

    I hope this helps, have fun

  2. pawan

    pawan Member

    webdav access problem

    when I am trying to add network loaction in windows 7, I am getting the error the folder "folder you entered doesn't appears to be valid".

    I have tried all options like I have created a doc folder in /webdav/doc in ISPCONFIG control panel

    Now when I am trying to access the same by adding network location I have tried all possible combinations like

    1. http://user(actual user name):pass(actual password)@mydomain.tld/webdav/doc
    2. http://user(actual user name):pass(actual password)@mydomain.tld/doc
    3. http://mydomain.tld/doc

    but none of the above work.
    However one thing I have noticed which needs attention in particular that is "webdav folder is being created outsite the default /web folder. "Could this be the reason for the error?

    Please help.
  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    No, thats not related. The webdav folder is outside of the web folder in ispconfig, as webdav is a separate service e.g. for sharing calendars and not meant to update or upload any files into the web folder.

    Which ispconfig version are you using?
  4. nokia80

    nokia80 Member

    not alowd

    hi all I try to login, just get this error HTTP method not alowd

    any idea?

  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I guess that the webdav modules are either not installed or not enabled in apache. Which Linux distribution do you use?
  6. nokia80

    nokia80 Member

    debian lenny
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Try this:

    a2enmod dav_fs
    a2enmod dav
    /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

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