I am configuring an IIS 7.5 server for WebDAV. When the client application issues a anonymous PROPFIND request to read the directory contents, the server returns a 403 Forbidden status. I need it to return a directory listing. What do I need to do to fix this? We have this working correctly on an IIS 6.0 server.

Set Up:

  1. A virtual directory has been created that points to a share on a file server. IIS is configured to connect using as specific account.
  2. WebDAV has been installed, and enabled.
  3. WebDAV annonymous property requests have been enabled.
  4. A WebDAV rule has been created on the virtual directory above to allow read requests for all content and all users.
  5. Only annonymous authentication is enabled.


  • If I browse the directory using IE, I get a directory listing, so the directory browsing works.
  • The IIS Failed Request Log contains the following entries:
    No.  Severity   Event                                                                             Module Name 
    93   Warning    -MODULE_WARNING                                                                   WebDAVModule
                    ModuleName          WebDAVModule
                    Data1               Invalid Depth: For PROPFIND Not Allowed Due To Configuration
                    ErrorCode           0
                    ErrorCode           The operation completed successfully. (0x0)
    94   Warning    -MODULE_SET_RESPONSE_ERROR_STATUS                                                 WebDAVModule
                    ModuleName          WebDAVModule
                    Notification        128
                    HttpStatus          403
                    HttpReason          Forbidden
                    HttpSubStatus       22
                    ErrorCode           0
                    Notification        EXECUTE_REQUEST_HANDLER
                    ErrorCode           The operation completed successfully. (0x0)

1 Answer 1


Under WebDAV Settings, I needed to set "Allow Property Queries with infinte Deptth" to True.

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