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Connecting to Austin Disk Services Through WebDAV in Windows (XP, Vista, and 7)

Note: WebDAV limits file transfers to 2 GB in size. If you need to transfer larger files to austin.utexas.edu, use SFTP.

If you have subscribed to Disk Storage on austin.utexas.edu and you use your disk space on the Austin domain to store files or publish Web pages you can use the WebDAV protocol to access Austin disk files securely from off campus. This type of access, sometimes referred to as "opening a share," is available to students, faculty, and staff at The University of Texas at Austin.

Mapping Austin Disk as a Network Drive in Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. On your Vista desktop, select Start, and then select Computer.

  2. Select Map Network Drive.

  3. In the Folder field, enter the following URL with your EID or bulk mount share name substituted at the end:

    • For personal accounts: "https://webdav.austin.utexas.edu/eid"

    • For bulk mounts: "https://webdav.austin.utexas.edu/sharename"

  4. Check the Reconnect at logon checkbox if you want your Austin Disk drive to be available every time you log on to your computer.

  5. Click the different user name link (Windows Vista) or check the Connect using different credentials box (Windows 7).

  6. Enter your UT EID and password in the User name and Password fields, and then select OK.

  7. Select Finish.

Opening a Windows Share in Windows XP

  1. From the Start menu, click My Computer, and under Other Places, select My Network Places.

  2. In the Network Tasks panel on the left, select Add a network place.

  3. Click Next, then Choose another network location, and Next.

  4. In the Internet or network address field, enter the following URL with your EID or bulk mount share name substituted at the end:

    • For personal accounts: "https://webdav.austin.utexas.edu/eid"

    • For bulk mounts: "https://webdav.austin.utexas.edu/sharename"

  5. Click Next.

  6. When prompted, use your UT EID credentials for the User name and Password and click OK.

  7. Type in a name for the network place such as "Austin Disk" and click Next.

Last updated March 18, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

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