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I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, which I have installed Sharepoint Foundation 2010, enabled Desktop Experience, and validated I can pull up the Sharepoint site from other machines.

I have tried using Windows 7 and XP, and no matter what I do, I still get this dreaded error. Here are the things that I have tried that have not worked

  • Use IE8 or 9 32 bit only
  • Ensure WebClient is set to automatic and running (on client and server)
  • Changed Registry for Basic Auth and WebDav
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WebClient\Parameters]
  • Added sharepoint site to trusted sites in Intranet in IE
  • Turned off Protected Mode in IE

I do not know what I am missing, but it should not be this hard. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Are you running SSL on the server with a self-signed cert? – Dylan Cristy Jan 24 '13 at 19:38
@DylanCristy no SSL at all, just http – Isaac Levin Jan 24 '13 at 19:39
Ok, I don't know what the problem is, then, sorry. I have run into situations where, if the server was running SSL with a self-signed cert, even though you could access and use SharePoint sites in a browser while having a certificate error, you would need to install the certificate on the client machine and get rid of the error before you could use Explorer View. – Dylan Cristy Jan 24 '13 at 19:48
rats, i really don't want to have to call for outside help in the form of a contractor to set this up. – Isaac Levin Jan 24 '13 at 20:02

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