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The Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Connector for WebDAV from Microsoft is now available for download from the following Microsoft Web Site: http://www.microsoft-sap.com/zip/wsswebdavconnector.zip.

The connector is informally also referred to as SharePoint WebDAV Connector (SWC). Using the SWC it is now possible to integrate unstructured content particularly Microsoft Office documents that are stored in Windows Sharepoint Services into the Knowledge Management capabilities of SAP NetWeaver using the WebDAV repository manager. SAP Portal users are able to perform all tasks like viewing, changing and moving documents that are stored in WSS using the standard WebDAV protocol. It is also possible to maintain the (custom) properties of documents stored in WSS. Using SAP’s SSO22KerbMap Module it is also possible to achieve Single Sign-On so that the portal users do not have to maintain their windows user credentials to access the Sharepoint Services Server as a WebDAV ressource. In our SAP TechEd Session UPE207 How To Integrate Windows SharePoint Services with SAP NetWeaver Knowledge Management Capabilities in Las Vegas and Amsterdam we will show how the WebDAV connector needs to be configured and we will demonstrate the benefits and effective usage of knowledge management capabilities of SAP NetWeaver together with Microsoft SharePoint Services.

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  1. Anonymous
    Currently there are no plans to test the WebDav implementation in comparison with the KMC WebDav Repository Manager in future versions of KMC nor Sharepoint Technologies. The current release of the connector was designed to use with Windows 2003, IIS 6.0 and NetWeaver Portal 6.0 SPS 5.
    Of course I see the demand for this kind of testing and will try to post a comment as soon as we make some progress. MOSS 2007 (Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server) is in late Beta 2 now, I will not do any testing before it gets into Release candidate status.

    Kind regards
    -Tilo Boettcher
    SAP Program Manager
    Microsoft Corp

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  2. Bryan Luebbehusen
    I have downloaded all the documentation I can find and also the presentation from TechEd (UPE207).  I keep receiving a 404 error and am lost as what to try next.  Was wondering if you have some helpful info you could pass on ?  Following is the info from the Event Log on my Sharepoint Services machine:

    HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
    SharePointWebDAVConnector: 1.0.2378.19870

    The method ‘PROPFIND’ can’t be applied to URL ‘http://167.178.3.46:88/sites/Quality/Manual1/QAM.HTM‘ because the specified resource could not be found as a folder, file or file version.

    Following is the error in IIS Log:
    2006-11-16 22:07:35 167.178.3.46 PROPFIND /SwcHandler/PROPFIND.WebDAV – 88 – 167.178.109.147 SAP+CM+WebDAV+Repository+1.1 401 2 2148074254
    2006-11-16 22:07:35 167.178.3.46 PROPFIND /SwcHandler/PROPFIND.WebDAV – 88 bluebbe 167.178.109.147 SAP+CM+WebDAV+Repository+1.1 404 0 0

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
      Bryan

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    1. Andre Fischer Post author
      Hello Bryan,

      unfortunately I don’t see any obvious error. However your description is quite short.
      Does the access fail for all documents or only to specific ones ?
      Please have in mind that
      The WebDAV connector is a product from Microsoft.
      As mentioned in the following blog
      http://blogs.msdn.com/saptech/archive/2006/08/02/686501.aspx
      support “depends on a Premier Support contract with Microsoft which enables you for basic support”.

      There is also a WebCast from Microsoft that describes technical constraints such as that access throught the SWC is limited
      “…to SharePoint based documents and document libraries …”
      http://www.microsoft-sap.com/pdf/swcwebcast.pdf

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    2. Robert Draken
      Hi Bryan,

      SWC will return a 404 too, if the authenticated user at IIS does not have permissions to access the URL. With a more detailed logging of SWC you can even log the whole request and response. Within the request logging, you’ll see, which account tries to execute the request.

      Hope it helps,
      Robert.Draken@comma-soft.com

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