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Windows 2003 WebDav - NT 4.0 Workstation Clients can't access the site

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Hi Experts!

I have an issue with Windows 2003 Web Edition Server and getting NT 4.0 Workstations (SP6 IE6 SP1 128 bit) to successfully open up a WebDav folder published in IIS.

After doing a File Open in IE and entering the url and ticking open as web folder they get a windows dialogue box:

Open Folder "Internet Explorer could not open http://*********.*** as a Web Folder. Would you like to see its default view instead?" Yes/No

and don't get challenged for username/pass.

XP Clients can access and copy and paste docs etc into the webdav folders without any issue.

I have updated MDAC (v 2.8) on the NT 4.0 Workstations as I read that MDAC contains WebDav updates and still no luck.

Security wise:

* 2003 Web Edition Server running IIS, website running on its own IP address with webDav virtual directory.
* IIS permissions on webdav folder: Script, Read, Write Directory Browsing all enabled, anonymous access disabled, and Integrated Windows Authentication enabled.
* NTFS permissions set on folders to restrict user access by group membership.
* Users accessing webdav folder are a mix of locally created accounts on the 2003 webserver (who access from another site via VPN) and domain based ones (created on Win 2K AD and who access from local site)

Any help would be appreciated as I can't seem to find much out there online about the issue!

thanks in advance for your assistance!

Nick
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If you select Yes for the default view are you presented with the directory listing?

Does the content reside on the web server or is this a virtual directory pointing to a UNC path?

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Hi Dave,

initially no they just didn't get anything - late on Friday the last test they did get the listing but not in the gui windows folder format rather an FTP styled display where they couldn't drag and drop files and save edits to existing ones.

my goal here is for them to be able access the site like browsing and working with folders and files locally on their desktop filesystems - it works 100% fine with XP clients we have tested.

the content resides locally on the web server.

thanks again

Nick
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Hi all this is still an issue and doesn't work properly on the NT 4.0 side - can anyone confirm if this is this the expected behaviour?

thanks

Nick
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Giving up - FYI Microsoft don't want to know about the issue as NT 4.0 is unsupported by them.

Getting all desktops upgraded to XP Professional.

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Nick/Dave - I am thinking PAQ/Refund on account of the "no support/upgrade" comment by Nick.
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Fair enough.

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