Webdav - not working new install (apache net use command)

Hi All, my name is Joe, I am having problems with nextcloud 11 fresh install follow this link to install

I have done the installation a few times, to keep this simple I am not using https.

from a windows client if I try
net use *
I get prompted to enter username and password and then I receive the following error
System error 5 has occurred
Access is denied
my httpd log shows the following - - [07/Jan/2017:05:35:00 -0500] “OPTIONS /remote.php/dav/files/admin HTTP/1.1” 401 555 - - [07/Jan/2017:05:35:00 -0500] “OPTIONS /remote.php/dav/files/admin HTTP/1.1” 401 555 - - [07/Jan/2017:05:35:00 -0500] “OPTIONS /remote.php/dav/files/admin HTTP/1.1” 401 555 - - [07/Jan/2017:05:35:01 -0500] “OPTIONS /remote.php/dav/files/admin HTTP/1.1” 401 555 - - [07/Jan/2017:05:35:01 -0500] “OPTIONS / HTTP/1.1” 302 - - - [07/Jan/2017:05:35:01 -0500] “OPTIONS /index.php/login HTTP/1.1” 405 - - - [07/Jan/2017:05:35:01 -0500] “PROPFIND /remote.php/dav/files/admin HTTP/1.1” 401 5

hope someone can help.
thank you,

Hi Joe,

welcome to the NC community.

At some point Windows requires https connections with official certificates. Have a look here: https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/11/user_manual/files/access_webdav.html#accessing-files-using-microsoft-windows
and some problems are version specific in Windows:

Thank you tflidd,

I have installed http & https but with the same problem, so I did again and did only http to keep it simple.

but it is still a problem.
thank you

Quick solution: Try a different web dav client on windows (e.g. WinSCP), this should work if your server is correctly installed. You can also run the litmus test (https://forum.owncloud.org/viewtopic.php?t=21185) but in general it is faster to just check a different client. This part has to work before you do more tests with Windows.

Regarding the settings in Windows, possible patches, I don’t use it and can’t give you any advice. On some versions it has been tricky, in some cases it seems to work. Perhaps someone with more insight can help here or even write an FAQ article …