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Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista - remote file access to network shares via WebDAV

This document covers how to configure WebDAV for remote file access on a Windows 8, 7 or Vista PC.

1. Navigate to "Computer" (Windows Explorer) from the Start menu. If you are on Windows 8 use the key command of "windows key" and the letter "e". Alternatively search the start menu for "explorer", "This PC", or "My files".
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2. Select "Map network drive" from the Explorer window. In Windows 8 the screen is a bit different (see second image). You will need to click on the computer tab in the explorer window in Windows 8 to get the same options. In Windows 10 will need to right click on your PC in the left hand column
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Click the computer tab.



3. Select the Link at the bottom: "Connect to a Web site that you can use..."
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4. Click on Next from the "Welcome to the Add Network Location Wizard" dialogue window.
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5. Select "Choose a custom network location" and click on Next.
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6. Enter a correct URL for the share to which you want to connect - the example below will connect to a staff share on FPSA. If you are connecting to a student drive it will be on FPSB.
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Other Examples:
  • https://fpsb.uwgb.edu/your username EX: labejm03 (student personal share)
  • https://fpsa.uwgb.edu/your username EX: labeotsj (staff personal share)
  • https://fpsb.uwgb.edu/the course share name  EX: coa331sec4 (course share)
  • https://cms-1.uwgb.edu/sharename Ex: outreach (web share)

7. You are prompted to authenticate to the UWGB network. Please enter network username and password.

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8. Name the location if you prefer something other than the name automatically created. (optional)

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9. Click Finish at the "Completing the Add.." screen.

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10. The mapped network share will open displaying all the files in the particular share.

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Owner:Kevin B.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2012-08-01 07:43 CSTUpdated:2017-01-09 14:15 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay
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