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  Asked By: Tracey    Date: Jul 19    Category: MOSS    Views: 1156

Can someone clarify some confusions around the doc lib explorer view and/or
"open in window explore "option:

1) Does this functionality depend on webclient service at the server side?
Some post said so, but is not what I see from my server. In my server webclient
service is disabled and webDav is prohibited.

2) Does this functionality exist in WSS also? I only see it work in MOSS



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Santana Osborn     Answered On: Jul 19

SharePoint doesn't use IIS WebDAV, it has its own baked in. Your server  doesn't
need webclient, and in fact is probably insecure to turn it on.

Answer #2    Answered By: David Brown     Answered On: Jul 19

...and it's available in both WSS and MOSS.

Answer #3    Answered By: Daamodar Bhadranavar     Answered On: Jul 19

Client integration is turned off in FBA because it didn't function
correctly and Microsoft doesn't support it. Dave Mowers and I worked
together to debug this problem and managed to fix it. We now have an
ECTS.MSI file that get's used to implement the client integration
features including uploading multiple documents, using explorer  view and
the Edit in Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint features you see for office
documents in the drop down menu next to the file name.

Answer #4    Answered By: Destiny Lewis     Answered On: Jul 19

this i functionality  is both in WSS and MOSS

if u have issues with the explorer  view
read this

Answer #5    Answered By: Tanisha Rowe     Answered On: Jul 19

I have a WSS site which is using FBA (LDAP), and I can't get explorer
view, any idea?

Answer #6    Answered By: Sierra Lewis     Answered On: Jul 19

Known limitation of FBA - see the notes about client integration under
FBA at technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288043.aspx

Answer #7    Answered By: Dwight Becker     Answered On: Jul 19

Explorer view  requires that your are logged in to SharePoint with a windows
identity. FBA users don't have a windows identity by default. This is one of
the Client Integration items that are normally turned off in SharePoint FBA.

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