Information Technology Services
Editing web sites on the College of Law server
Access to edit web pages is via the WebDAV protocol. While some more recent operating systems can connect to our servers directly, Windows XP needs an added program to connect properly. The program we have tested to work best in XP is WebDrive. It makes your web sites look like a regular hard drive, usually given the drive letter "W".
We have a limited numner of licences for WebDrive. Please submit a help desk ticket to get it installed on your office PC.
These are the instructions for NetDrive - WebDrive is the successor to NetDrive, and operates essentially the same...
Access to edit pages and upload files on the College of Law web server is via the WebDAV protocol and your MyLaw ID. While Dreamweaver and Windows have built-in support for WebDAV, we are recommending the use of a free program called NetDrive that assigns a drive letter to your web space. NetDrive runs only on Windows XP. MAC OS X has built-in support for WebDAV. NetDrive is installed on some PCs in the College of Law, often with your web site address and MyLaw ID already entered. Once connected via NetDrive, you can edit your web site files by accessing the assigned drive letter. (Note: dashed-underline links provide more detail. )
To access your web site for editing:
At this point, your web site can be edited with Dreamweaver or other editor. Note that you cannot download .PHP scripts via netDrive, since you will get the output (HTML) of the script, not the script itself. Contact the Web Coordinator for assistance in retrieving .PHP files.
There are some optional settings that help NetDrive work best depending on your situation. To make these settings: