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Enable WEBDAV on a SBS 2008 server

Posted on 2012-09-04
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I have a Windows Small Business server wich runs a specific application wich looks up 1 file the check if it is licensed. Some users want to use this application externally, but there is not a possibilty to use VPN.

So i have tried the map a driveletter to a FTP account and that works great, but this doesn't work as expected.

The only solution i have, besides VPN is webdav.

So i installed the Webdav extension, created a new site and pointed it to a local folder.
Clicked on WebDAV Authoring Rules and created a read, write, source rule to all users.
On the verification menu i enabled Windows Verification.
I am using a different port for this site wich is 8080 for an example.

I restarted IIS, but when i try to go to http://localhost:8080 i do not get a prompt to login.

What am i missing or doing wrong in this case?
Error message is: Page can not be displayed
Question by:RemcoVi
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Accepted Solution

Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 1500 total points
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This may not be the best solution for what you need to accomplish.

Please advise if the users who want to use this application remotely also have workstations in your office?   If so they can log into those workstations remotely using Remote Web Workplace and then run the app the same as if they were sitting at their desks in the office.

If you still want to use Webdav, take a look at this forum post for the steps needed:
(Note that I have NOT tested the above steps, but they do make sense to me)


Author Comment

ID: 38440131
Because of no suggestion but yours i will give you the points for at least the time you took to give a reaction.

Not the solution i was hoping for, because i know this is possible.

Anyway i will keep struggling with the webdav hoping this would work.

Author Comment

ID: 38441734
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for RemcoVi's comment #a38440131

for the following reason:

Not the solution i was asking / looking for, but at least i received an reaction. So in this case you will get the points.

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