WebDAV Server Windows Alternatives. WebDAV Server

WebDAV Server Overview

The WebDAV protocol is a popular option for accessing files remotely as it runs over the http/https protocols which are accessible from any location. Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is an extension of the HTTP protocol to allow end users and 3rd party applications to view and edit files — both personal and through company shares—located in the cloud.

WebDAV is a protocol extension of HTTP that allows collaboration and editing content directly using HTTP as define in RFC 2518, RFC 4918. WebDAV began in 1996 as part of the World Wide Web Consortium discussion on distributed authoring.

For companies that wish to support WebDAV on both the server and client machines, they should be aware there are some important support precautions. The built-in WebDAV client on Windows by default limits file sizes to 30 MB, continually prompts for password on opening of every document and does not reconnect automatically on restart. MyWorkDrive has compiled a series of support articles on the various Windows WebDAV client support options. Should firms wish to support WebDAV, MyWorkDrive Server utilizes our own Microsoft WebDAV server engine which follows all WebDAV standards to ensure higher compatibility and security and overcomes these server issues: The built-in Windows IIS WebDAV implementation does not support large file size transfers, enumeration of folders and group shares, Special File Name Characters, nor does it support several enhancements to the WebDAV standard or two factor security.

WebDAV Limitations

Historically IT Departments have had the following issues when attempting to deploy a WebDAV Server in their on-premise or cloud infrastructure:

  • Security Concerns
  • Poor Client Support on Windows & Mac’s
  • Lack of Integration into Windows Active Directory and NTFS Permissions on File Shares
  • Manual provisioning requirements for adding new users/groups or home drives
  • File Names and Special Characters not recognized
  • File Size Limitations
  • Slow speeds

MyWorkDrive solves these issues by offering an WebDAV alternative through our easy to install and configure Windows Server Add-On Software. MyWorkDrive allows companies to convert an ordinary Windows File Server to a WebDAV Server. MyWorkDrive offers the same benefits of WebDAV without the security risks or support challenges. Since our apps do not utilize WebDAV, companies may disable WebDAV Server completely and only support WebDAV connections as needed – depending on business and security requirements.Remote File Access

MyWorkDrive Windows WebDAV Server Alternative

  • Secure Web Browser Portal for File Remote Access

  • Collaborate and Edit Documents in Microsoft Office Online

  • Mapped Drives using MyWorkDrive Mapped Drive Client

  • Two Factor Security (2FA)

  • Optional Azure AD/Okta/SAML/ADFS Authentication

  • Optional WebDAV client support

  • HTTPS SSL standard firewall ports allow anywhere access

  • Mobile iPhone, iPad & Android Apps

Whatever methods enterprises choose – WebDAV or MyWorkDrive native apps and our Web File Manager, MyWorkDrive makes enabling remote file access faster, easier and more secure.

MyWorkDrive is written with the Enterprise Windows Systems Administrator in mind – everything is Windows Based, utilizes IIS Web Server and is written in .net. Our solution is designed and engineered by San Francisco based Wanpath LLC founded by Intivix.com engineers with over 25 years of real-world Windows File Server Remote Access and SSL VPN systems administration experience.

Daniel, Founder of MyWorkDrive.com, has worked in various technology management roles serving enterprises, government and education in the San Francisco bay area since 1992. Daniel is certified in Microsoft Technologies and writes about information technology, security and strategy and has been awarded US Patent #9985930 in Remote Access Networking