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Access UNC sharing in SharePoint

Postby chicagotech » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:33 pm

Robert,

SharePoint document libraries can be accessed using UNC's by default.

\\Server\SharePointSite\DocLibName

You can access them using Windows Explorer.

There seems to be one exception which is on the server itself because
the WebClient service is not running by default (but you can start it).

HTH,
Ed Richard

> I have followed Microsoft article to create UNC Network Shares for a web site. I also extended it in Windows SharePoint Service. Where I can see the UNC sharing or publish files to it?
> I am running Windows SharePoint Service v2.
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Can see 'Alternate Access Mappings' n SharePoint

Postby chicagotech » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:37 pm

I have created a WebDAV sharing folder and I can access it using http://servername/uncname. I try to add the UNC to our SharePoint, but I don't see 'Alternate Access Mappings'. Then I upgraded the Windows SharePoint Service to v3. Still, I don't see the option. Do I need to install Office SharePoint 2003 or 2007? Or is it other way to do 'Alternate Access Mappings' in SharePoint 3?

The "Alternate Access Mappings" adminitrative page is included in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and this is an important feature in WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007.

Based on my knowledge, there is not a way to exclude the "Alternate Access Mappings" feature from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 installation. Could you please double confirm if you can find it via:

Central Administration > Operations >>Global Configuration>> Alternative Access Mapping?

Sorry, I didn't install the SharePoint 3 successfully. After I did, I can
see it. Thank you very much.
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Postby chicagotech » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:39 pm

Based on my experience, this behavior may occur if the SharePoint site is
not using the port 80 that means the Office WebDAV Redirector is used.

If this is the case on your side, please try to create a SharePoint site
based on 80 port and then test this issue again.

For your information, when you work with applications that use the Windows
Common File Save dialog (for example Notepad) and access WebDAV resources
like a SharePoint Document Library with the Office WebDAV Redirector
(Rosebud) Sub-Folders are not displayed. This issue only occurs when the
Office WebDAV Redirector is used. When the Windows WebDAV Mini-Redirector
is used everything works fine. In this scenario the Office WebDAV
Redirector is used because the WebDAV resource is on a port other than 80.

A workaround would be to save the document at a temporary location on the
local user's HDD, launch Internet Explorer, navigate to the target DocLib
(in case you know the location) on the SharePoint Site from which the
document was opened and use SharePoint Web Form to upload the document to
the library.

You are right. After I change the port to 80, I can see all files if I using
http:\\servername\sharedfodler. However, I can't figure out how I access it
to publish file to it in SharePoint. How do you configure SharePoint to see
the UNC folder and publish file?
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Postby chicagotech » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:50 pm

Bob,

First for using a secure certificate with the WSS site, you can create one within IIS Manager, give it a port number (e.g 5000) and then forward requests for that port to the server that hosts the WSS site. Then go to 'SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration' and under 'Operations' | 'Alternate Access Mappings', click on 'Edit Public URLs', select the name of your application next to 'Alternate Access Mapping Collection' and next to "Internet" type the URL that the users will be using to access the site from the Internet (eg. https://server.domain.com:5000)

That tells to SharePoint to which URL requests to respond to.

The second part of your question related to RWW, is a manual process which means you have to manually edit the RWW pages and add a link to the above URL. The aspx files are located in the c:\Intepub\Remote directory (client.aspx and admin.aspx). If you add a link , your users will be able to click and get access to the WSS site but they will still have to supply their ids and passwords during the initial logon.

I'm not sure if there is a way to do a single logon for this one (login to RWW and then pass the credentials to your WSS site)

Hope that helps

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I have installed Windows SharePoint Service on one of our windows 2003 server. It works internally. Can I create a link on RWW? If yes, how? Also, can I use https, for example https://mysbs.com/rww/sharepoing?
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Postby chicagotech » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:48 pm

Also check this how to.

How to Install and Enable WebDAV on a Windows
http://www.howtonetworking.com/msapps/iis.htm
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