Map a drive to \\companyweb doesn't work with SBS 2008

I've got a Windows Home Server that's on my SBS2008 network.  I'm virtualizing my SBS machine, which means I can't run the windows shared fax service on the SBS box, so I'm trying to run the fax service through my WHS box.  I've got the fax working and shared fax printer working for users on the network, but I'm having trouble getting WHS to store the incoming faxes in the \\companyweb\fax center\incoming faxes WebDAV folder.

At first, I couldn't browse \\companyweb from the WHS at all - I kept getting an error about duplicate names.  I found out about the DisableStrictNameChecking key and got past that, but now when I browse to \\companyweb all I see are the SBS shares, I'm not connecting to the WebDAV folder for \\companyweb.

Does anyone know what it would take for my Windows Home Server to be able to add files into the \\companyweb WebDAV folder so they'll show up inside of sharepoint?
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
www.fabulatech.com for gaining access to USB devices across the network for your VMs.

Step 40, first option:
http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2009/05/sbs-2008-setup-checklist-v111.html

Philip
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mesan935Author Commented:
They suggest doing what I've already done.  No good.  That is, however, an excellent SBS 2008 check list.

If I run "ping companyweb" I get back good replies.

If I run net use m: "\\companyweb\fax center" I get back "System error 53 has occurred.  the network path was not found."

If I run net use m: "http://companyweb/fax center" I get back "System error 67 has occurred.  The network name cannot be found."

Same thing if I try \\companyweb.domain.local\... and http://companyweb.domain.local/...

What next?
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Open Companyweb and navigate to the Shared Documents library.
Click the View drop down and select Explorer View.

A Windows Explorer window should pop up.

In the Windows Explorer address bar click in it. Then click and hold on the folder icon on the very left of the address bar and drag it to your desktop. Let go of the mouse button and create a shortcut when prompted.

Right click on that shortcut and Properties.

The path to the Shared Documents will show in the Target field.

You can then root from there in Explorer and navigate into the Fax Center folder. Note that "" are required when mapping to folders with a space in the name.

Philip
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mesan935Author Commented:
I have no "View" dropdown.  I'm running WHS and connecting to SBS.  I can pull up IE and navigate to the Fax Center/Incoming Faxes page, but the only options on the View menu are "All Documents, Modify this View, Create View."
If I try to create a view, the only options are Standard View, Calendar View and Gantt View.

I get the same behavior when I try it locally on the SBS machine, as well as from the Server 2008 Standard (2nd server w/SBS Prem.).
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
The view drop down with "Explorer View" will only show up in a document library.

On WHS, you are running on top of Win2K3. Add the companyweb site to your trusted sites list in IE to enable the SharePoint features.

Philip
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mesan935Author Commented:
Shared Documents and the Fax Center are both document libraries.
"http://companyweb" is already in my trusted sites list.
There still is no "Explorer View" option anywhere for either the Shared Documents library or the Fax Center library.

:-(  Sorry to be such a problem.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
The methodology will work from a workstation.

You could even publish the mapped drive via Group Policy Client Side Extensions.

WHS may pick that up with the appropriate update installed. WHS is rather unique though, so no guarantees.

Philip
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mesan935Author Commented:
My client wants to keep their old fax board (Brooktrout TruFax), so the USB-over-network-for-a-fax solution won't work for me.  I've gotten WHS to run the shared fax service, and everything works quite well...except for the integration with sharepoint for incoming faxes.  That's the whole reason why I'm trying to map a drive to sharepoint on the WHS.

Can you recommend another good way for me to make the faxes that WHS will receive available to users?  Preferably through sharepoint, or through some other way?  That's the real problem I'm trying to solve, and solving that problem would get you all 500 points.

Thanks!
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Mail enable a SharePoint library and have the fax service e-mail it to the library?

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=961300

Philip
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mesan935Author Commented:
I'll bet that would work.  I'll go ahead and award you the points.
Thanks for your help - I hadn't thought of that (to a hammer, everything looks like a nail, right?)
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