Clients can access a published directory through one of the
Microsoft products described in the following list or through any
other client that supports the industry standard HTTP/WebDAV
Windows 2000. This product connects to an HTTP/WebDAV
server through Add Network Place Wizard and displays the contents
of an HTTP virtual directory as though it is part of the same file
system on your local computer. Once connected, you can move files
using a drag and drop operation, retrieve and modify file
properties, and perform other file-system tasks.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0. This product connects
to an HTTP/WebDAV directory and allows you to perform the same
file-system tasks that you can through Windows 2000.
Microsoft Office 2000. This product creates, publishes,
edits, and saves documents directly into an HTTP/WebDAV directory
through any application in Office 2000.
Microsoft Outlook Express. This product allows you to
accesses your e-mail from any computer with an Internet connection.
Once you set up your account, you can view all available
To view published files, Web browsers use the virtual server's
local or DNS name to access a directory. Because the name of the
virtual server is usually shorter than the path name of the
directory, it is more convenient for users to type. These names
also make it easier for you to move directories in your site.
Instead of changing the URL for the directory, you change the
mapping between the alias and the physical location of the
Public folder URLs take the form of
Private mailbox URLs take the form of
Before you can view the contents of the folder you are exposing,
you must start the virtual server's Web site. If you are publishing
files in the default Exchange virtual server, you must start the
Web site in IIS. If you are publishing files from an Exchange HTTP
virtual server, you must start the server in System Manager.