Mapping a Drive under Microsoft Windows Vista

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Windows Vista Client Setup Instructions

This document provides instructions to set up WebDAV on a computer with the Windows Vista operating system. WebDAV is a method of viewing all of your files so that you may easily manage them using drag and drop.

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 as follows:

  • Visit

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=17C36612-632E-4C04-9382-987622ED1D64

You should see the following page:

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  • Press the Download button. You should see the following page:

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  • Select Run to install the update immediately or Save to save it on your machine to install later.

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  • If you saved the update, double-click on it to proceed with the installation.


Setting up WebDAV

  • Select Computer from the Start icon.

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  • With Computer selected in the left panel, you see "Map network drive" in the tool bar. Click on "Map network drive".

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  • 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 https://upload.scoilnet.ie/school1/
  • school1 should be replaced with your school's own Online Name

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  • You will be prompted for your username and password

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  • Fill in your username and password

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  • You will be prompted for your username and password again.
  • NOTE: The dialog box will prompt you with the wrong username.

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  • You must replace upload.scoilnet.ie\school1 with your own username, i.e. school1 and enter your password.

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  • 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.

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