Creating WebFolder (WEBDAV) on a Windows 2000 IIS 5.0 server

Posted on 2006-05-04
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Hi, I am in the midst of setting up a secure WebDav folder for users to access files remotley instead of using FTP.  I have found some documentation on doing so however I am having an issue with enabling Web Sharing of the folder becasue the actual directory of the Website is housed on another server.  For instance the documentation I have says you need to enable sharing via the Web Sharing tab; however, when you click on the folder properties -> Web Sharing it gives you the option to share the folder on a local IIS site, but snce my website is on a different server I am unable to add it to the folder.  Is there anyway around this?  Thank you!
Question by:jfexchange
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    try this

    Go to My Network Places
    Add a network place
    Choose Another Network Location
    Type your weisite ip address with the share
    then you will prompted for user name and password
    giving the above click finish

    Author Comment

    I will give that a try, but I think that is they method of connecting to a webdav folder from the client side?  I was referring to the intial setup on the server.tks
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    You can go through the following article on enabling webdav on the server

    If you enable the webdav in the IIS server and if the virtual directory is pointing another shared folder in another computer ,i think it should work provided the user has wrtie permission on the shared folder.

    Only thing is that you have to be careful with the permissions on the folders

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