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Cannot write to WEBDAV folder in Windows 7

Hi,
I have successfully mapped my Alfresco WEBDAV URL to a Windows drive and am able to open document for reading. I still have two issues, though:

1) When I try to copy a file from my Windows 7 desktop (e.g. "catalina.out") to one of the Alfresco folders within my "Sandbox" Share site, Windows shows an error message saying "File catalina.out is too big for the destination file system". The file is actually created with a size of 0 bytes. Of course, there is enough space for a 175KB file - I have copied the debug log to this message (see below)

2) Second issue I have is that when I open a file from the WEBDAV folder with MS Word (2010), nothing happens. The file is not opened, MS Word does not freeze. I can just continue working with it, but would not be able to actually open the file from the WEBDAV folder. Copying the file to a local drive and opening from there works perfectly (see second log)

Anyone having the same issues? Unfortunately SMB is not an alternative to me, as my providers do block the relevant port numbers.
I'm running Alfresco version 3.3.0 (G 2785) schema 4009.

Best regards,
Andreas

_________________ LOG 1 - COPY FILE TO ALFRESCO _____________________________

20:22:11,784 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/FrontOffice/desktop.ini
20:22:11,793 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND is returning status code: 404
20:22:11,793 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 9ms to execute
20:22:13,271 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav
20:22:13,286 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 15ms to execute
20:22:13,406 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav
20:22:13,503 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 97ms to execute
20:22:13,780 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:13,792 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND is returning status code: 404
20:22:13,792 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 12ms to execute
20:22:13,956 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PUT on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:13,956 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Parsing If header: null
20:22:14,667 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PUT took 711ms to execute
20:22:14,787 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request LOCK on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:14,787 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Parsing If header: null
20:22:14,788 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Timeout=3600, depth=-1
20:22:14,791 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Locking node:
user: andreas.wilmsmeier
path: /Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:15,294 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] LOCK took 507ms to execute
20:22:15,470 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request PROPFIND on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:15,505 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] PROPFIND took 35ms to execute
20:22:15,649 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] WebDAV request LOCK on path /alfresco/webdav/Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:15,649 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Parsing If header: null
20:22:15,650 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Timeout=3600, depth=-1
20:22:15,653 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] Locking node:
user: andreas.wilmsmeier
path: /Sites/Sandbox/documentLibrary/aaa/catalina.out
20:22:16,246 User:andreas.wilmsmeier DEBUG [alfresco.webdav.protocol] LOCK took 597ms to execute

____________LOG 2 - Opening in MS Word _______________________________

 

Re: Cannot write to WEBDAV folder in Windows 7

Another observation: When using a 3rd party file synchronizer, I can update Alfresco documents without any issues.
The problem seems to be caused by either Windows 7. Maybe there's another element of the WEBDAV protocol that Windows 7 expects and Alfresco does not support (like PROPPATCH?).
Or is this a configuration issue with my Windows or Alfresco installation?
Does anybody else have this problem?
Andreas

Re: Cannot write to WEBDAV folder in Windows 7

I have precisely the same problem when copying new files - I would love a solution dearly.

Working with/updating files already on Alfresco seems to work OK.

Re: Cannot write to WEBDAV folder in Windows 7

I actually created a JIRA issue for this: https://issues.alfresco.com/jira/browse/ALF-2587

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