We have IIS 7.5, with webdav enabled, installed on our file server (FS1). We have multiple Virtual Directories. When trying to connect to 2 of the VD's through network places on XP machines it says the network location is unavailable. However if I map the root of the server on a windows 7 machine and browse to the directory the webdav will then work on the xp machines.

Has anyone experienced this issue or willing to help?

  • Make sure that the webclient service on the workstation is running. – Ryan Ries Jul 31 '13 at 15:47
  • thanks, it is running, I can use webdav after the windows 7 machine has browsed to the drive without any changes to the xp machine. It's like windows 7 is 'waking up' the connection. – MachoChild Jul 31 '13 at 15:51

Believe it or not giving the IIS_IUSRS group permission over the share fixed the problem.

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