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Re: [SLUG] Webdav and windows xp clients
- To: "Phill O'Flynn" <phill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Webdav and windows xp clients
- From: "Howard Lowndes" <howard@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 06:18:33 +1000 (EST)
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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This ia a tremendously useful piece of information and solves a problem
that I have come across. How typical of M$ to screw things up in this
way, but I bet it will work to IIS without this kludge, thus creating yet
more vendor lockin...
On Sun, April 23, 2006 01:47, Phill O'Flynn wrote:
> Hi All
> 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.
> basically screwed Windows ability to login. Also this meant that it
> (Windows) could
> only authenitcate using the server\username format which apache didn't
> 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
> someone else.
> So if the following lines ....
> Windows Registry Editor
> Version 5.00
> ... 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
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