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Mapping Sharepoint/Any website as a network drive using WebDAV from Business Objects Data Services S

Tuesday, 31 July 2012 12:38

Written by Prakash Palani

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Mapping Sharepoint/Any website as a network drive using WebDAV from Business Objects Data Services Server (or from any server for that matter)?

 

Do you want to connect to Sharepoint site using WebDAV from Business Objects Data Services Server (or from any server for that matter)?

 

Web DAV an introduction as it is written in PC Magazine.

 

(Web Distributed Authoring And Versioning) Enhancements to the HTTP protocol that turn the Web into a document database that enables collaborative creation, editing and searching from remote locations. Standardized by the IETF, WebDAV enables documents to be written via HTTP (HTTP normally only supports reading). It also allows documents to be assigned properties, or attributes, that can be searched using the DAV Searching and Locating (DASL) protocol. WebDAV supports its own file system that stores documents in folders called "collections."

In simple terms, you can use WebDAV method to access your portal/website content in a windows folder format from a remote system, in the case of BO-DS and Sharepoint integration, this is the basic technology used to transfer/receive data from/to Sharepoint. In order to access the folder using WebDAV, Webclient must be installed on a server from which you are trying to map the folder, webClient is the prime requirement to enable such a share between your DS server and Sharepoint Server.

 

How to connect to sharepoint using WebDAV?

 

My Computer - > Map Network Drive ->

If you have any problem in connecting with the above mentioned procedure, check whether webclient service is running in the background (services.msc). If you are not able to find webclient as a service, then you may have to install WebClient on the server from which you are trying to map the sharepoint site as a network drive.

 

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Mapping Sharepoint/Any website as a network drive using WebDAV from Business Objects Data Services S