Mapping/Connecting a Drive Letter to a WebDAV or Front Page website

Mapping/Connecting a Drive Letter to a WebDAV or Front Page website

Update:

Apparently Windows XP makes this possible through an integrated WebDAV client and updated Net Use command.  For icing: if you have a Passport, you can map your online Documents folder to a drive letter with this command:
net use * “http://www.msnusers.com/My Web Documents/Documents” /persistent:yes /user:UserName@passport.com


Tons of cool possibilities with this…  (Now if we could just do the same with FTP!)


I just setup a webDAV-enabled website in IIS, enabled HTTPS, setup a couple virtual directories with pass-through authentication to my file server, and voila! thanks to the above trick, I can have secure, full-control remote access to it from anywhere.


Actually, there was a lot of toil to the process, since there are a lot of bugs and tricky bits with DAV, HTTPS, and UNC Virtual Directories.  Here’s useful info I found when wrestling my share of them…

WebDAV:


HTTPS/SSL:

Passthrough Authentication:

Web Folders:

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