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Re: Anyone running Vista?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-12-14 17:05:29 CET

On Dec 14, 2007 10:00 AM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:

> After installing the MS patch KB907306 from here:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=17C36612-632E-4C04-9382-987622ED1D64&displaylang=en
> the error was gone. Note that even though that patch is marked as being
> for Office, I don't have *any* office component installed.

Cool, that's great information for the book. MS considers webdav
features to be part of MSOffice, I think... it's weird.

> But for the tortoisesvn repository, I couldn't log in. The
> authentication always failed. As it turns out, this is a "feature" in
> Vista: it considers http connections as insecure and has authentication
> for those disabled by default. To enable this again, I had to change the
> registry value
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters\BasicAuthLevel
> from 1 to 2. After that, I could successfully authenticate against the
> TSVN repository.

Also a great tip for the book!

> I haven't tried write access though.

Can you try writing something simple?

> Then I set up a test project at google code:
> http://code.google.com/p/webdavtestforsubversion/
> Since this uses https instead of http for authenticated users, the
> authentication works now even if the registry value mentioned above is
> reset to 1. But of course, I still have the patch KB907306 installed
> (btw: no restart needed after installing the patch).
> Since this is only a test project, I wasn't concerned with trying out
> write access. Moving files, creating folders works as expected without
> any problems. Renaming files and folders also works.

Great news!

> Ben: shall I mark the test project on google code as deleted? Or maybe
> someone else likes to get access there for testing too first?

Let's leave it up for testing right now. Thanks for the report!

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