WebDAV is used to allow the Distribution Centers to get the updates from LiveUpdate Administrator.
Administrators configuring a remote DC for the first time may be interested in the illustrated Connect Forum article LiveUpdate Administrator: How to configure a remote Distribution Center and its accompanying video.
Windows Server 2008 or higher comes with IIS 7.0 or higher (although not installed by default).
This guide outlines installing and configuring IIS 7.0 or higher as a LUA 2.x Distribution Center.
There are four main tasks:
1. Add Web Server (IIS) role and the required Role Services using Server Manager.
2. Create a folder and a user account for LUA distribution. Give the user account appropriate NTFS permission to the folder.
3. Install WebDAV for IIS 7.0 or higher.
4. Configure IIS for the LUA distribution center.
Add Web Server (IIS) role and the required Role Services using Server Manager.
Create a folder and a user account for LUA distribution. Give the user account appropriate NTFS permission to the folder.
Install WebDAV for IIS 7.0 or higher.
Note that WebDAV is available in IIS 7.0 or higher, but its role is not installed and enabled by default. Just like with Basic Authentication, the WebDAV Publishing Role must be added to the IIS server before a Distribution Center can be correctly set up.
Configure IIS 7.0 or higher for the LUA distribution center
If this web server is or will be used for web applications other than the LUA distribution center, it is recommended to create a separate website for the LUA distribution center. This way, specific configuration for the LUA distribution center website will NOT interfere with other website(s). This guide shows how to create and configure a separate website. Similar steps can be applied to the default website if so desired.
5.Select the web site again in the left pane, double click Directory Browsing in the middle pane, then click Enable in the right action pane to enable directory browsing.
7.Select the web site again in the left pane, double click MIME Types in the middle pane, click Add in the right action pane. In Edit MIME type dialogue window, type .* in File name extension field and application/octet-stream in MIME type field and then OK . Please see screen shot below for reference.
8.Select the web site again in the left pane, double click WebDAV authoring rules in the middle pane, click Enable WebDAV in the right pane. After it's enabled, click Add authoring rule in the right pane. In the Add authoring rule dialogue window, leave allow access to All content. Type the user name of the user account created in step 2 of task 2 in the specified users field. Check/tick Read, Source and Write permissions. Click OK to close the window. Please see screenshot below for reference.