Setting up WebDAV for Windows Vista

There are a number of known issues with support for WebDAV in Windows Vista. You may therefore experience difficulties using WebDAV for Vista. There are two alternatives for dealing with these difficulties: 1) install and set up the alternative application Any Client; 2) download the update provided through Microsoft support article 907306 at http://support.microsoft.com.

IMPORTANT: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the course or project resource area before you begin the setup procedure. Always check to be sure that the site for which you’re setting up WebDAV has at least one object, and if not, add one using the standard Resources process to add a single file or folder.

  1. From the desktop, click "Computer".
  2. Click "Map Network Drive".
  3. On the Map Network Drive screen, click "Connect to a Web site that you can use to store your documents and pictures", and then click "Next".
  4. Click "Choose a custom network location", and then click "Next".
  5. In the "Internet or network address" field, type the URL for this site shown above, and then click "Next".
  6. When prompted, enter your IU Network ID username and passphrase.
  7. You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site Resources folder.

Setting up WebDAV for Windows XP

IMPORTANT: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the course or project resource area before you begin the setup procedure. Always check to be sure that the site for which you’re setting up WebDAV has at least one object, and if not, add one using the standard Resources process to add a single file or folder.

  1. Double-click on the My Network Places icon on your PC desktop to open the Network Places folder.
  2. Double-click on the Add Network Place icon.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Click on the bottom choice: "Choose another network location".
  5. Click Next.
  6. In the "Internet or network address" field, type the URL for this site shown above.
  7. Click Next.
    Note: If you receive an alert such as "The folder you've entered does not appear to be valid," it could be there are no resources yet in your site. Go to the site and add a file to initialize the Resources folder, then return to Step 1.
  8. When asked for your username and password, enter your IU NetworkID username and passphrase.
  9. Enter a name for the course or project resources you are adding. This name is used on your computer when referencing the course or project resource folder.
  10. Click "Finish" to complete the setup.
  11. When the setup is complete, the course or project resources folder will appear in your My Network Places as a folder. It will also show up under My Network Places in Windows Explorer, where it will act just like any other folder in Windows Explorer.
  12. You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site Resources folder.

Setting up AnyClient, alternative for Windows Vista and Windows 7

The AnyClient software works as an alternative for those who may have trouble accessing WebDAV directly on computers with Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems. The software is also available for download for Mac OS X, and Linux/Solaris; you can also use it on the web, regardless of operating system. AnyClient is recommended for Windows Vista, as connecting to WebDAV directly using Vista does always not work reliably.

IMPORTANT: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the course or project resource area before you begin the setup procedure. Always check to be sure that the site for which you’re setting up AnyClient has at least one object, and if not, add one using the standard Resources process to add a single file or folder.

Accessing the software

You can choose to either download the software or access it via the web:

Either Download AnyClient

To download AnyClient:

  1. Go to http://anyclient.com
  2. Click Download.
  3. Enter your email address and your name, and click Submit.
  4. On the next page, choose the download file for your operating system.
  5. Install the file, and run the installation.
  6. Continue to the instructions below for Connecting to your site's Resources.

Or use the Web-based version of AnyClient

To use the web-based version of AnyClient:

  1. Go to http://anyclient.com
  2. Click Applet.
  3. When the security warning appears, click Run. On a Mac, choose Trust the certificate.
  4. Continue to the instructions below for Connecting to your site's Resources.

Connecting to your site's Resources

Once you have AnyClient running by one of the two methods above, you will see two columns; the one on the left is your local system, and the one on the right is the remote system.

To connect to your site's Resources:

  1. At the bottom of the page, click Connect.
  2. In the bottom left corner of the "Connect" dialog box, click New.
  3. A directory called "NewSite" will appear in the "Site Manager" column; you can give this a meaningful name if you want to.
  4. Under "General", click in the "Host" field, and enter the URL for this site shown above.
  5. Fill in your Network ID credentials in the "Username" and "Password" fields.
  6. From the "Connection type" drop-down list, choose WebDAV.
  7. Click Connect.

After a few seconds, the "Remote System" column on the right will display the resources in your course or project site. Navigate into folders by double-clicking them. Click to select the file or folder you want to copy, and click the arrows (» or «) to copy it to the destination location.

When you have finished copying files, click Disconnect.

Setting up WebDAV for Mac (OS X 10.4 - 10.6)

Note: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the course or project resource area before you begin the setup procedure. You must always add either a file or folder to a site"s Resources, before you can setup WebDAV to transfer files to and from that site.

  1. Download the Cyberduck WebDAV client at:
    http://cyberduck.ch
    Note: Make sure you download the version of Cyberduck that is compatible with your version of Mac OS X.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file to decompress it, and then drag the Cyberduck application to your Applications folder.
  3. Open the Cyberduck application.
  4. In the Quick Connect text box, type the WebDAV URL for this site (shown at the top of this page) and press Enter (Return).
  5. In the resulting dialog box, fill out the fields next to "Username:" and "Password:". Click "Login".
  6. You can now drag files and folders to and from your computer and the site Resources folder.
  7. To bookmark this URL for future use:
    • If you are using Cyberduck 3.2.1 or earlier, from the Action menu, select New Bookmark.
    • If you are using Cyberduck 3.3b1 or later, from the Bookmark menu, select New Bookmark.

Setting up WebDAV for Mac (OS X 10.0 - 10.3)

Note 1: These instructions include the download of a program named Goliath. Users have reported errors using this program with Oncourse, including the inability to create new folders or download folders to their local computer. AnyClient may be used as an alternative.

Note: There must be at least one object (file, folder etc.) in the course or project resource area before you begin the setup procedure. You must always add either a file or folder to a site"s Resources, before you can setup WebDAV to transfer files to and from that site.

  1. Download the Goliath WebDAV client at:
    http://www.webdav.org/goliath/#download
  2. Decompress the file and double-click on the .dmg file. (Depending on your version and configuration of Stuffit, the disk image may automatically mount.)
  3. A disk image named "Goliath 1.0" should now be available. Simply drag and drop the Goliath folder contained within the disk image to your hard disk.
  4. Open the Goliath application. It will probably be in your Applications folder.
  5. In the WebDAV Connection dialog box, type in the path as shown above.
  6. Type in your username and password.
  7. Click the Advanced settings tab and check the box next to "Disable Encoding of Macintosh Resource."
  8. Click "OK"
  9. You will now see a window on your Mac screen that represents the resources that are in your site. You can now drag and drop files into this window or use the "Web" menu to upload and download files.