Tuesday, February 9, 2016

How to configure Alfresco WebDAV with windows client machines

Alfresco WebDAV

Alfresco provides WebDAV in two different ways.
  • Browser Based - Read Only
  • Folder Based - Read & Write
Browser Based To access the browser based WebDAV, then use the below syntax Syntax:
You will get logon screen, enter your credentials to access Alfresco WebDAV. Once the authentication is successful, you will get Alfresco Repo details.
Folder Based Configuration for Windows 7 Client machine:
  • Step 1: Registry settings
    • Open Registry Editor (regEdit from run).
    • Navigate to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters
    • Look for BasicAuthLevel.
    • On the Edit menu, click Modify. In the Value data box, type 2, and then click OK.
    • If BasicAuthLevel? is not found create one and enter the value as 2.
    • Save and exit Registry Editor.
    • Restart your machine.
  • Step 2: Service Settings
    • Ensure, webclient service is running on the client machine(Windows 7)
  • Step 3: Map as Network drive
    • Open up Windows Explorer and click "Map network drive"
    • Enter the UNC path of Alfresco WebDAV in the Folder textbox
    • \\localhost@8080\alfresco\webdav\
    • Enter the user name and password to validate your authentication
In some cases, we might need to connect the Alfresco WebDAV on a server OS like Windows Server 2008 R2 . For example, from one of the production server to test or QA server.

Configuration for Windows 2008 R2 Server
  • Step 1: Install Desktop experience from Windows Features.
  • Step 2: Check and update for Windows Registry Settings. Refer Configuration for Windows 7 Client machine step 1.
  • Step 3: Check for WebClient? service. Refer Configuration for Windows 7 Client machine step 2.
  • Step 4: Map the Alfresco WebDAV as network drive. Refer Configuration for Windows 7 Client machine step 3.
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  1. What is the reason for installing Desktop experience on the windows 2008 R2 Server? thank you.

  2. Nice Informative Blog having nice sharing. Thanks for your hints on implementing it. So Simple but so successful. Worked for me, too. Network monitoring