7.5 Allowing Basic Authentication over an HTTP Connection on Windows 7

You can modify the Windows registry to allow Basic authentication to WebDAV over an HTTP connection. This registry change allows users to use Microsoft Office 2007 on the Windows 7 operating system, but does not allow them to use Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft Office 2010 is not supported with Basic Authentication over an HTTP connection.

To modify the Windows registry:

  1. On each Windows 7 workstation, click Start > Run, then specify regedit in the Open field.

  2. Click OK.

  3. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following registry entry:

  4. Change the value of this registry entry to 2.

  5. Navigate to the Services interface, then restart the WebClient service.