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How can you browse sharepoint folders from a Windows Server 2000 computer ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • The WebClient service (which implements the WebDav client) doesn't seem to exist on Windows 2000.

    Is there a way to add it in order to browse SharePoint document libraries ?

     


    MCPD

    Monday, June 13, 2011 7:55 PM

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  • Hi,

    Webdav is supported with Win2k however your browser may not be what browser do you have installed? Also, Win2k is no longer supported shouldnt you upgrade your desktop to something less than 12 years old?

    Windows clients (Windows 2000 and Windows XP): Connect to a WebDAV directory by adding the directory to the list of Network Places and display the contents as if it were part of the same file system on your local computer. Once connected, you can drag and drop files, retrieve and modify file properties, and complete many other file-system tasks. You can also connect using the command-line client (known as WebDAV Redirector). This client allows you to use existing applications across the Web and share files through firewalls and proxy servers. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/844f5e01-4b9e-4dac-897e-2a0bb33f28af.mspx?mfr=true

     WebBrowser Support

    Web browser support is divided into two levels: level 1 and level 2. Although administrative tasks on SharePoint sites are optimized for level 1 browsers, Office SharePoint Server 2007 also provides support for other browsers that are commonly used. To ensure that you have complete access to all the functionality, we recommend that you use a level 1 browser for administrative tasks.

    Level 1 Web browsers

    Level 1 Web browsers take advantage of advanced features provided by ActiveX controls and provide the most complete user experience. Level 1 browsers offer full functionality on all SharePoint sites, including the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.

    Level 1 Web browsers for Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP2 are as follows:

    Windows Internet Explorer 6.x (32-bit)

    Windows Internet Explorer 7.x (32-bit)

    Windows Internet Explorer 8.x (32-bit) (includes running in compatibility mode)

    Level 1 Web browsers for Office SharePoint Server 2007 original release and Service Pack 1 (SP1) are as follows:

    Internet Explorer 6.x (32-bit)

    Internet Explorer 7.x (32-bit)

    Level 2 Web browsers provide basic functionality so that users can both read and write in SharePoint sites and perform site administration. However, ActiveX controls are supported only in level 1 browsers. In addition, there are functionality differences between different browsers. As a result, there might be a user experience that is different from that in level 1 browsers.

    Level 2 Web browsers for Office SharePoint Server 2007 with SP2 are listed in the following table.

    Browser Windows Linux/Unix Macintosh OSX Leopard

    Internet Explorer 7.x (64-bit)

    X

    Internet Explorer 8.x (64-bit)

    X

    Firefox 3.x

    X

    X

    X

    Safari 3.x

    X

    Level 2 Web browsers for Office SharePoint Server 2007 original release and Service Pack 1 (SP1) are listed in the following table.

    Browser Windows Linux/Unix Macintosh OSX

    Firefox 1.5

    X

    X

    X

    Mozilla 1.7

    X

    Netscape Navigator 7.2

    X

    Netscape Navigator 8.1

    X

    Safari 2.0

    X

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    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:20 PM