Q. Where can I get WebDAV for Windows Server 2008?

A. WebDAV has been released as an out-of-band add-on for Microsoft IIS on Windows Server 2008. You can download it from this site or go straight to the 32-bit and 64-bit installation packages.

Once you've installed WebDAV, you need to enable it via the Enable WebDAV action and then assign permissions via an authoring rule. A rule that gives full permissions to accounts is shown here.

Click to expand

You need to install the Desktop Experience feature pack if you're running the connection from a Windows Server 2008 box.

You can then try and map a drive to the server. If you don't have permissions, you'll see the output below.

C:\>net use * http:\\localhostSystem error 1920 has occurred.

The file cannot be accessed by the system.

If you have the right permissions, you'll see the following message, which confirms WebDAV is functioning.

C:\>net use * http:\\localhostDrive Z: is now connected to http:\\localhost\.

The command completed successfully.
Related Reading:
TAGS: Windows 8
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.