WebDAV to UCM 11g on Windows 7

With Windows 7 getting rolled out to more client desktops, folks are discovering a change that Microsoft has made to the OS regarding WebDAV. By default, WebDAV on Windows 7 is only supported via HTTPS (SSL for HTTP). So if your UCM instance is not running over HTTPS, then these clients would have difficulty in establishing a WebDAV connection.

But it only takes a simple registry entry change to resolve. Start the registry editor (regedit). Then go to the registry branch:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters

and change the value for "BasicAuthLevel" to "2" (decimal). Then restart Windows.

For actually setting up the web folder location, I found this tricky to find (it seems to keep changing in Windows). I found it through Windows Explorer, just highlight 'Computer' and right-click and select 'Add a network location'

Update (10/29/2010) - It appears there is a bug when using Windows 7 and UCM 10g (Bug# 9484798). I was connecting to a UCM 11g instance which does work OK. Changing the Title to reflect this is for 11g. Apologies for not checking this on 10g before posting. This will hopefully be resolved in future patch releases.

Comments:

I was able to make a new network location, but when I try to upload I get this error: Error 0x80070021: The process cannot access the file because another process has locked a portion of the file.

Posted by Chase Clark on October 14, 2010 at 04:26 AM CDT #

Hey Chase, I tried submitting both through Windows Explorer and through Microsoft Word and both submitted OK for me. I'm not sure what it could be. Perhaps the UCM logs might lend a clue. Thanks, Kyle

Posted by kyle.hatlestad on October 14, 2010 at 08:05 AM CDT #

Hi Kyle, We have recently started testing windows 7 machines in our organisation. Any word on DIS for windows 7 64bit?

Posted by Richard Braiser on October 21, 2010 at 03:32 PM CDT #

Hey Richard, I'm afraid I can't comment on any future releases or timelines. Just be sure to watch the ECM Alerts blog for news on new patch sets or releases. Thanks, -Kyle

Posted by kyle.hatlestad on October 22, 2010 at 01:12 AM CDT #

Hi Kyle, I tried do with W7 64 Bits but still not working, when I try connect to webdav there's a error saying that cannot access the folder. Did you have test with W7 64bits? Thks

Posted by Nelson Maia on October 29, 2010 at 02:29 AM CDT #

Is this against a UCM 10g instance? I discovered this is a bug (Bug# 9484798) against that version. I think this is what you and Chase are running into. I had been using UCM 11g when writing the post. Apologies for not checking against 10g. Thanks, -Kyle

Posted by kyle.hatlestad on October 29, 2010 at 06:56 AM CDT #

Thanks for the pointer to the ECM Alerts blog, Kyle. But taking a quick look, it seems that for at least the past six months they haven't been posting about patch releases. Thanks, -Robert

Posted by Robert Lentz on November 04, 2010 at 05:48 AM CDT #

I believe you get the windows error if your newly copied content goes into workflow. We have the same issue. We get an error when copying but of course the item is then immediately put in workflow and as such windows doesn't think it copied as it's not showing up yet. Installing the DIS and using that for connecting get's round the error problem.

Posted by Geoffrey Hughes on November 08, 2010 at 12:05 PM CST #

Update:
Support Note 1162666.1 , Connecting Windows 7 Clients to 10g Content Server with Webdav (Doc ID 1162666.1)

1. CoreWebdav must be 2011_03_08 (build 32) or higher
2. Folders_g must be 2011_03_04 (build 89) or higher

Posted by Jaime Cid on September 18, 2011 at 11:27 PM CDT #

Hello, Kyle,
We've setup UCM 10g with DIS nicely, but have problems with latest UCM 11g (DIS 11g).

If we use UCM11g with Windows XP client (IE6) - it connects correctly.
If we try UCM11g with Widnows XP (or later) client (IE7 or later) - it does not connect to Content server (it is impossible even create new connection to UCM).

There is SSL configured on UCM 11g, but certificate is untrusted since there is development environment.

The system fails before basic authentication dialog appear.

Any comments would be appreceated (sorry - it should be on Oracle forum, but still haven't found any info regarding the issue).

Posted by Mark on October 27, 2011 at 09:38 PM CDT #

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Kyle Hatlestad is a Solution Architect in the WebCenter Architecture group (A-Team) who works with WebCenter Content and other products in the WebCenter & Fusion Middleware portfolios. The WebCenter A-Team blog can be found at: https://blogs.oracle.com/ ateam_webcenter/

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