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[SLUG] Webdav and windows xp clients
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- Subject: [SLUG] Webdav and windows xp clients
- From: "Phill O'Flynn" <phill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 01:47:07 +1000 (EST)
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About a week ago i posted a request for help about windows xp and
webdav using apache.
Unfortunately no-one had experience with making it
work. But a fix has come to my attention
The trouble is that somewhere
along the line M$ decided to disable basic authentication. Unfortunately (as i
understand it) Windows doesn't understand Digest authentication either. which
basically screwed Windows ability to login. Also this meant that it (Windows) could
only authenitcate using the server\username format which apache didn't understand.
The trick is to add a registry setting to re-enable basic authentication.
I'm sure many others have already figured this out but hopefully this can help
So if the following lines ....
Windows Registry Editor
... are put into a file called
"UserBasicAuth.reg" the user can just double click on to fix the problem
without using regedit.
AFAIK the remote folder cannot be mapped to a
drive letter but it can be saved as a web folder under network places
works for me but I would appreciate some feedback on it before i started giving it
to others for use