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I am trying to add a web folder via command line in windows. At first I though I should use the "net use" command, but when I tried I kept getting System error 67:

C:>net use * http://dev.subdomain.domain.tdl/dav/ the user name for 'dev.subdomain.domain.tdl': correctusername the password for dev.subdomain.domain.tdl:

System error 67 has occurred.

The network name cannot be found.

The url I used works in a browser. It's an Apache dav on basic auth LDAP authentication method being used.

Here's the thing... I CAN create a web folder when I use the "Add a network place" wizard. When I do net use, I don't see it listed in the prompt that follows.

What utility do I need to use to mount a web folder in command line?

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What version of Windows? This matters since webdav is broken in some versions of Windows. –  Zoredache Jan 5 '11 at 18:13
    
It's windows XP professional. I want to make a web folder in command prompt, instead of through the wizard (which works). –  Ryan Jan 5 '11 at 19:47
    
What service pack? –  Chris S Jan 5 '11 at 20:21
    
SP3, but again... I'm not mounting this as a drive. I want to create a web folder via command line. I am able to do this with the "Add a Network Place" wizard. I am attempting to create a program that creates the web folder via cmd. –  Ryan Jan 5 '11 at 20:34

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According to http://devwfb.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-to-map-https-only-web-folder-to.html the System error 67 may be due to your WebDAV folder requiring an https connection. The same page has some solutions you could try.

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Does putting the site into the Trusted Sites zone in IE make any difference? Maybe try that and then see if it works?

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You need to be an administrative user to do this. Running a command like this with a non-administrative user produces the "network name not found" error. So the error message is a bit misleading I guess. It also probably depends on OS version. It's surely different on a UAC-enabled Windows 7 box and a Windows XP box.

Secondly, "net use *" means you want to assign it a drive letter. The * assigns it some free drive letter. If you do not want to give it a drive letter, just omit the asterisk.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Windows\system32>net use * \\live.sysinternals.com
Drive Z: is now connected to \\live.sysinternals.com.

The command completed successfully.


C:\Windows\system32>net use Z: /d
Z: was deleted successfully.


C:\Windows\system32>net use \\live.sysinternals.com
The command completed successfully.


C:\Windows\system32>

If I try the above in a non-Administrator command prompt, I get a "network path not found" error.

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