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Hey all

I've got an issue with WebDAV. I've setup the WebDAV share with NTFS permissions on Server 2003 R2 standard and IIS 6.

I can see the share with WebDAV clients. I can connect, it asks for credentials. Authentication is set to Basic Authentication. No one can login until after a domain admin has logged in. Example:
Students come in for the day and try to connect, they enter AD credentials and get the login box again with an auth failed. I then login using a domain admin account (does not matter what device) and it lets me in. Students can then enter their credentials and it logs them in fine for the rest of the day on any device. The next day the same thing happens.

Could someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks for the help!
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Have you tried to change that WebDAV authentication from Basic to Windows Integrated ?
Then students should be able to access data using their AD credentials

Check also in WebDAV if you allowed accessing data by others

Regards,
Krzysztof
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by:sceait
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Hi Krzysztof

I changed from Basic to integrated Windows Authentication but now it will not allow anyone including domain admins to access the drive.

I am not sure how to check WebDAV to allow access to data by others? I had assumed that the directory security settings would allow this? i.e. basic authentication, windows authentication?

The NTFS permissions of the folder are set correctly as the users can access the network share, so I believe the problem is with the WebDAV settings but I cannot figure it out.

Thanks
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Can you post screen shots from WebDAV settings or if it is to confidential you may create Word document, post screens there and send it to my e-mail. I would try to help you then

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kpytko at go2 dot pl

Krzysztof
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by:sceait
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Hello

OK I do not have any WebDAV specific settings pages in IIS 6 but I have attached some screenshots. With these settings (minus the site specific info) a domain admin logs in once in the morning and allows access for all others for the rest of the day.

Note that you still need to enter credentials after the domain admin has logged in, it won't simply just push through someone who does not have permissions.

If there are any other settings you need please let me know.

Thanks!
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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I'm really sorry for delay, I had busy day yesterday :/

Going back to your problem, I would suggest to check these 2 articles, one about WebDAV configuration and the second from Microsoft. I think that might be helpful and should solve the issue

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/webdav-iis.html
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/3cbec1c7-e3ed-43d3-86e8-ce94e4375e70.mspx?mfr=true

Krzysztof
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by:sceait
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Thanks
I've seen the top link before and the bottom link does not help much. I'll keep looking into it - I suspect I may need to add a domain admin account to the login section of the settings but I am not sure if that will just let anyone in. I'll test it out and get back to you.
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It looks like I figured it out. I needed to change the field Connect As from "Use Windows authentication" to a specific user with full access to the network share. This is located in the Home Directory tab when the second option is selected "A share located on another computer".

After changing this I was able to login as a student non-domain account every time with no problems and no domain admin access first.

This issue is resolved thanks.

Robert
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It worked.
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