How to add a network place to a Secure SharePoint site Document Library on x64 Win XP machine

When you try to add a network place using the "Add Network Place" wizard  and type a SSL enabled SharePoint Site it gives an error

"The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please Choose another."


As per the Whitepaper=>  Microsoft SharePoint Services Understanding and Troubleshooting the SharePoint Explorer View


WebDAV does not support SSL  and non 80 ports. FPRPC does supports both.




1. Perform the Method 2 as given in KB 888123 and then apply KB 892211


2. Open Internet Explorer (32 bit)

  • Click on File menu -> Open and Type the SPS site

  • Check the option -> Open as Web folder.

  • It will open the Sharepoint Site in explorer view using FPRPC.

  • Then Click under "My Network places" on the same window

  • Add network place.  Follow the wizard.

  • Add the SPS document library to the network place.



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