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We have a SharePoint 2007 server (Windows 2003) for development which fails to provide access via SMB administrative shares like \server\c$. I can use \mywin7\c$ backwards from a terminal session on that server.

Looking at the packets I see that the \server\share requests are handled by IIS 6 which renders http status 501 Not Implemented in response to PROPFIND verb WebDAV requests.

PROPFIND / HTTP/1.1 Connection: Keep-Alive User-Agent: Microsoft-WebDAV-MiniRedir/6.1.7600 Depth: 0 translate: f Content-Length: 0 Host: server

HTTP/1.1 501 Not Implemented Content-Length: 0 Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 X-Powered-By: ASP.NET Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:03:25 GMT

How can I force the use of SMB over HTTP/WebDAV for such requests?

SMB Tree Connect AndX Request, Path: \host\c$

  • I would also add a 'services-running' (for the sake of autocomplete hinting), a 'unc-path' and a 'shares' tag here or something like that Commented Jan 11, 2010 at 8:00
  • Thanks for your tag suggestions and contributions to the site so far! The number of tags for a question is limited to 5 so we can only add one more. I'm going with shares as it seems most likely to be used by others.
    – Alex Angas
    Commented Jan 11, 2010 at 22:48
  • Well, then the question isn't specific for the 2007 version of SharePoint. We could replace that one with the 'unc-path' and append that the UNC paths pertaining to SharePoint DO WORK without the 'Server' service running. Commented Jan 12, 2010 at 4:48

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Starting the "Server" service using services.msc renders UNC paths working again.

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