Setting up WebDAV for Windows
Setting up WebDAV for Windows Vista/Windows 7
Note 1: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the M Drive before you begin the setup procedure.
Note 2: Use of WebDAV functionality on Windows Vista requires that you have Vista Service Pack 2 installed. If you do not yet have Service Pack 2 installed, please run Windows Update by clicking Start > All Programs > Windows Update.
Note 3: The following Windows Update (Hotfix) must also be installed. This will fix an issue with some files not showing up when the drive is mapped. The installer will be emailed to you. Update/Hotfix Link.
- From the desktop or the Start menu, click Computer.
- At the top of the window, click Map Network Drive.
- Select a vacant drive letter (e.g., Z) from the Drive drop down menu.
- In the Folder field, type (or copy and paste) the URL for this site shown above. Click Finish.
- When prompted, enter your SVSU username and password and click OK.
- You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site Resources folder.
When the setup process is complete, the M Drive will appear under Computer as a drive, where it will act just like any other drive in Windows Explorer. You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the M Drive.
Alternate method of setting up WebDAV on Windows Vista/Windows 7
If the process above yields connections errors, you may be able to utilize the WebDAV functionality to access your files using a free third-party client called AnyClient. Follow this process to download, install, and configure AnyClient.
- Visit the VersionTracker page for the AnyClient WebDAV client at:http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/win/10854857.
- Click the Download Now link on the right side of the page.
- Run the install.exe file and complete the setup wizard.
- If the installer did not automatically launch AnyClient, click Start > All Programs > AnyClient > AnyClient to open AnyClient.
- Click Connect at the bottom-left corner.
- Click New at the bottom-left corner and give this connection a meaningful name on the left menu (e.g.,History 101 Resources).
- In the Host dialog box, type (or copy and paste) the path as shown above.
- Type in your SVSU username and password.
- In the Connection type drop box, select WebDAV.
- Click Save at the bottom of the window to save this connection for future use and click Connect.