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== Windows Vista Client Setup Instructions ==
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'''Note:''' The following only seems to work when logged in as the Administrator User of Vista
  
This document provides instructions to set up [[WebDAV]] on a computer with the Windows Vista operating system.
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== Preliminaries ==
[[WebDAV]] is a method of viewing all of your files so that you may easily manage them using drag and drop.
 
  
=== Preliminaries ===
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First, your computer must have Microsoft's Software Update for Web Folders (KB907306) installed in order for WebDAV to function properly with Vista. If you have not already done so, install this [[Install WebDAV Vista Update|update]]
  
First, your computer must have Microsoft's Software Update for Web Folders (KB907306) installed in order for WebDAV to function properly with Vista. If you have not already done so, install this update as follows:
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== Mapping a Drive under Vista ==
  
* Visit
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[[Mapping a Drive under Vista]]
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=17C36612-632E-4C04-9382-987622ED1D64
 
 
You should see the following page:
 
  
[[Image:WebDavScreenShot_Vista_1.png]]
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== Upload your files ==
  
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There are two ways you can upload your files after a drive has been [[Mapping a Drive under Vista|mapped]] to your school scoilnet hosting area.
  
* Press the '''Download''' button. You should see the following page:
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# Publishing or exporting directly via your webdesign package such as WebsiteX5 or Dreamweaver. Where it asks for the destination directory, select the drive letter and ''<span style="background-color: pink;">school1</span>.scoilnet.ie'', e.g. x:\''<span style="background-color: pink;">school1</span>.scoilnet.ie''. Your folder will have your [[Online Name]] instead of ''school1''.
 
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# By copying your website files directly, [[Upload via Copying Files|example]].
[[Image:WebDavScreenShot_Vista_12.png]]
 
 
 
 
 
* Select '''Run''' to install the update immediately or '''Save''' to save it on your machine to install later.
 
 
 
[[Image:WebDavScreenShot_Vista_2.png]]
 
 
 
 
 
* If you saved the update, double-click on it to proceed with the installation.
 
 
 
 
 
== Setting up [[WebDAV]] ==
 
 
 
* Select '''Computer''' from the '''Start''' icon.
 
 
 
[[Image:WebDavScreenShot_Vista_3.png]]
 
 
 
 
 
* With '''Computer''' selected in the left panel, you see "Map network drive" in the tool bar. Click on '''"Map network drive"'''.
 
 
 
[[Image:WebDavScreenShot_Vista_4.png]]
 
 
 
 
 
* On the '''"Map Network Drive"''' dialog, select a drive letter to map your webspace to.  In this example, we've used drive '''Z:'''.
 
* Under '''Folder:''', enter ''<nowiki>h</nowiki>ttps://upload.scoilnet.ie/<span style="background-color: pink;">school1</span>/''
 
* <span style="background-color: pink;">school1</span> should be replaced with your school's own [[Online Name]]
 
 
 
[[Image:Webhosting-Vista-MapDrive-1.png]]
 
 
 
 
 
* You will be prompted for your username and password
 
 
 
[[Image:Webhosting-Vista-MapDrive-2.png]]
 
 
 
 
 
* Fill in your username and password
 
 
 
[[Image:Webhosting-Vista-MapDrive-3.png]]
 
 
 
 
 
* You will be prompted for your username and password again.
 
* '''NOTE:''' The dialog box will prompt you with the wrong username.  
 
 
 
[[Image:Webhosting-Vista-MapDrive-4.png]]
 
 
 
 
 
* You '''must''' replace ''upload.scoilnet.ie\<span style="background-color: pink;">school1</span>'' with your own username, i.e. <span style="background-color: pink;">school1</span> and enter your password.
 
 
 
[[Image:Webhosting-Vista-MapDrive-5.png]]
 
 
 
 
 
* Your webspace should now be mapped to the drive you selected.
 
* You should now see a folder, the name of which is your website domain (i.e. ''school1.scoilnet.ie'' ). The contents of this directory is the contents of the ''school1.scoilnet.ie'' website. This is where you should copy your website files.
 
 
 
[[Image:Webhosting-Vista-MapDrive-6.png]]
 

Latest revision as of 17:28, 5 November 2008

Note: The following only seems to work when logged in as the Administrator User of Vista

Preliminaries

First, your computer must have Microsoft's Software Update for Web Folders (KB907306) installed in order for WebDAV to function properly with Vista. If you have not already done so, install this update

Mapping a Drive under Vista

Mapping a Drive under Vista

Upload your files

There are two ways you can upload your files after a drive has been mapped to your school scoilnet hosting area.

  1. Publishing or exporting directly via your webdesign package such as WebsiteX5 or Dreamweaver. Where it asks for the destination directory, select the drive letter and school1.scoilnet.ie, e.g. x:\school1.scoilnet.ie. Your folder will have your Online Name instead of school1.
  2. By copying your website files directly, example.