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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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EFS File Transactions and WebDAV

Traditionally, Windows has used the SMB command language to manipulate files across the network. Windows Server 2003 and XP contain a new way of dynamically working with files on remote machines. It is called Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning, or WebDAV. For references on WebDAV, see RFC 2518, “HTTP Extensions for Distributed Authoring—WEBDAV,” and the WebDAV working group's web site, www.ietf.org/html.charters/webdav-charter.html.

Chapter 16, “Managing Shared Resources,” describes how to set up a shared web folder on a server or desktop. The host must be running Internet Information Services (IIS) because the shared folder is actually just a virtual folder in the default web site. Also, WebDAV publishing ...

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