WEBDav Configuration

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jsonnabend
Member II

WEBDav Configuration

I am looking at finally switching over to Alfresco for document management.  One requirement is working WEBdav.  I've looked at all the posts/wikis/instructions I can find, but I can't get connect to the server no matter what settings I twiddle.

Does anyone have any thoughts on how to debug this?

TIA

- Jeff
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art99trash
Active Member II

Re: WEBDav Configuration

I set up an Alfresco server (4.2.1) a couple of years ago. Here are the notes I made
for configuring webdav.
I hope this helps.

Map Alfresco Drive

Set Up:

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

2. Update "Local Policies Security Options"
   - Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Local Security Policy
   - Navigate to Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options
   - Change "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication Level" to "Send LM and NTLM . use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated"

3. Restart WebClient Service
   - Type "local services" in Start menu search box. Hit "Enter".
   - Scroll down in "Services" window to "WebClient" entry.
   - Right click on "WebClient" entry.
   - Change "Startup type" to "Automatic". Click "OK".
   - Right click "WebClient" entry.
   - Select "restart".
   - Close "Services" window.

4. Reboot machine

Mapping:

1. Command Line
     Map drive:
     net use s: http://hostnameSmiley Tongueort/alfresco/webdav /user:userid password /PERSISTENT:YES

     Unmap drive:
     net use s: /DELETE

2. Windows Explorer
     Map drive:
     - Start Windows Explorer
     - Select "Computer"
     - Click "Map Network Drive"
     - Select unused drive letter
     - Enter folder name: "http://hostnameSmiley Tongueort/alfresco/webdav"
     - Check "Reconnect at logon"
     - Enter userid and password (check "remember my credentials")

     Unmap drive:
     - Start Windows Explorer
     - Select "Computer"
     - Right click on mappped drive
     - Select "disconnect" from pop-up menu