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


http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C523AC7A-5724-48BE-B973-641E805588F4&displaylang=en


 


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


 


Workaround


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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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