Documents from Windows XP
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The WebDAV protocol gives Windows XP users two options for accessing files: using the My Network Places object or Internet Explorer.  Windows XP users may prefer the My Network Places option because it provides the best integration with installed applications.  Using Internet Explorer, IE6 or higher is required.


Windows XP My Network Places
  1. Open My Network Places, located either on your desktop or within the Start menu, and click "Add a Network Place" from the Network Tasks pane.
  2. Click Next once the Add Network Place Wizard appears.
  3. At the following page, select "Choose another network location.  Specify the address of a Web site, network location, or FTP site" then click Next.
  4. In the address line that follows, enter https://facstaff.law.drake.edu/  Pay close attention to the "https".  You won't be able to connect if you enter "http".  This is what initiates the secured connection.  Click Next.
  5. When prompted for your username and password, enter your 9-digit Drake ID as your username along with your campus password in the password field.  If given the option, make sure to check "Remember my password".  Click OK.
  6. The wizard will then ask you to name the new network place.  You may wish to name it "Documents at Law School" or something similar.  Click Next, then Finish.
  7. If prompted to once again enter your username and password, repeat step 5.

Internet Explorer Web Folders
  1. From Internet Explorer, choose Open from the File menu.
  2. In the dialog that follows, select the "Open as Web Folder" checkbox and enter https://facstaff.law.drake.edu/ in the address line.  Pay close attention to the "https".  You won't be able to connect if you enter "http".  This is what initiates the secured connection.  Click Next.
  3. When prompted for your username and password, enter your 9-digit Drake ID as your username along with your campus password in the password field.  If given the option, make sure to check "Remember my password".  Click OK.

Both methods allow you to work on documents as if they were on your local hard drive.

Although remote document access provides the convenience and protection of centralized storage, Internet connections from home wouldn't be as fast as network access from within the Law School.  For this reason it's often best to copy work from the remote file system onto your local computer, make the necessary revisions, then move the document back onto the remote file system.

 
Last Modified: 1/1/2011 4:48:00 PM by SYSTEM