RE: WebDAV Protocol

From: Lisa Cozzens [MSFT] (
Date: 06/13/03

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 22:34:08 GMT

> I'm running the IIS lockdown wizard, and one of the things it wan'ts to
> disable is WebDAV. If I'm using Visual Studio.NET or even VS 6.0 for
> authoring on a web server, does this disable it or does Visual Studio use
> some other means of access? In reading about WebDAV, it looks like it's
> used for something entirely different than this, but I just want to be
> Can anyone shed some light on this?

VS.NET can use WebDAV or FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE). So if you have
FPSE installed, you can disable WebDAV without a problem. I think it tries
to use WebDAV by default, but it will prompt you to use FPSE if WebDAV is

VS6 uses FPSE exclusively, so disabling WebDAV won't affect it at all.

Hope this helps,

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