WebDAV Redirector (IIS 6.0)

WebDAV Redirector is a remote file system over the WebDAV protocol that allows Windows XP client machines to connect to your WebDAV publishing directory through the command line. Once connected, all existing Win32 applications (without any modification) can create, modify, and save files on Web shares (IIS virtual directories). The WebDAV Redirector enables you to manipulate files on the Web as though the files exist on a mapped network drive.

Your WebDAV Web site (the site that contains the virtual directory mapped to your WebDAV publishing directory) must be set up exclusively as a WebDAV site. Therefore, you must delete all FrontPage custom headers. If your WebDAV Web site is set up as both a DAV and FrontPage site, IIS defaults to the FrontPage custom header and blocks DAV command-line connections.

  Important

You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedure or procedures. As a security best practice, log on to your computer by using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the runas command to run IIS Manager as an administrator. At a command prompt, type runas /User:Administrative_AccountName "mmc %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc".

Procedures

To enable WebDAV Redirector on your Web server

1.

In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, right-click your WebDAV Web site (the site that contains the virtual directory mapped to your WebDAV publishing directory) and click Properties.

2.

Click the HTTP Headers tab.

3.

Remove any headers listed in the Custom HTTP headers list box.

4.

Click Apply.

5.

Click OK.

After you have set up your WebDAV Publishing Directory, you can connect to that directory through the command prompt using Windows XP clients. Once connected, all existing Win32 applications (without any modification) can create, modify, and save files on Web shares (IIS virtual directories).



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