Our recommendation: DRACOON for Windows
With DRACOON for Windows you can also mount DRACOON as a drive in Windows and have the following advantages over WebDAV:
- Direct access to previous file versions
- Support for encrypted data rooms
- Creation of shares and file requests directly from within File Explorer
- Better performance
- To integrate data room as a network drive via WebDAV, klick the button Connect network drive on the header bar of Windows Explorer.
- Now enter the URL that is visible in your DRACOON web client when you click Connect as drive while viewing a data room. To avoid potential errors, pay attention to upper and lower-case letters.
- Then enter the user name and password of the DRACOON account to which you want to gain access to.
Depending on the login method, the username must be entered in a format appropriate for that method:
- When logging in with your email address, it is sufficient to enter it in the Name field, e.g. email@example.com
- When logging in via an Active Directory account (see image above), the user name must be entered as follows: ad\username. Entering ad\ before the user name is mandatory in this case and cannot be replaced by a NetBIOS domain name.
- If user name and password were successfully entered, the respective data room will now be connected to and visible as a network drive, so that files and folders can be edited and shared just like on a normal drive.
In case performance problems arise while accessing DRACOON via WebDAV, navigate to the menu tab Extras -> Internet options -> Connections -> LAN settings in Internet Explorer.
The check box by Detect settings automatically should not be selected.
Launching the web client service is a requirement to successfully establishing a connection. This can be verified through the simultaneously using both keys of the keyboard shortcut Windows key and R. Continue by entering “services.msc” in the window that is now visible and verify by clicking OK.
Usually, the overview of all Windows services will now be visible. If this isn’t the case you need to contact your local administrator.
The status of the “WebClient” service must be “Started”. If this isn’t the case, the service can be started by clicking Start in the top left corner. If this isn’t possible, contact your local administrator.
If you’re still not able to build a connection, a Windows bug could be the reason for it (https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/c66c3168-114d-4e03-afc2-27c466e41c99/does-windows-webdav-client-support-tls-connections?forum=w7itprogeneral ). You can resolve this problem by manually editing the Windows Registry (DRACOON assumes no liability for any editing errors).
Create the following registry key and then restart Windows.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
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