I saw this on the OneNote newsgroup and I wanted to pass it on:
Subject: OneNote + WebDAV Update
Given the interest in the area, I wanted to set the story straight (so far) for hosting OneNote notebooks on plain WebDAV servers.This does NOT apply to SharePoint.For clients running Windows XP=====================Unfortunately in XP, OneNote notebooks on plain WebDAV servers won't be supported. The reason being XP issues unauthenticated OPTIONS, PROPFIND, and MOVE WebDAV requests even when the client is authenticated. Because these requests fail on secured DAV servers, OneNote fails to sync. If you insist, there is an UNSUPPORTED work around to enable this scenario.To do this, enable unauthenticated OPTIONS and PROPFIND requests on your DAV server. Please do not, I repeat, DO NOT, allow unauthenticated MOVE requests for security reasons. This allows XP OneNote clients to host notebooks on a plain DAV server, but won't be able to rename or move sections.To do this on Apache, edit httpd.conf to allow unauthenticated access for PROPFIND and OPTIONS requests to the notebook.For example, it may look like this:<LimitExcept OPTIONS PROPFIND>AuthType DigestAuthName DAVAuthUserFile conf/digest.passwdrequire valid-user</LimitExcept>For Clients Running Vista================In Vista, accessing WebDAV with basic authentication over non-SSL servers is flat out not allowed. That's because we don't ever want to send your login/password in plain text through the wire.For all other WebDAV servers, OneNote notebooks on WebDAV servers should be supported in Vista. However, we've hit some issues that prevent this from working and we're working with the Windows WebDAV team to fix that up. Stay tuned for an update on this soon...Hope this helps,David Tse[MS]
Thanks a bunch Dave!
I'm glad to hear that this is getting some attention! It is a shame that this couldn't have been fixed before the release. Please send me thanks to Mr. Tse, and I'd be glad to help in any way that I can.
I believe that a similar workaround can be used with SSL and Vista, but it is a little trickier to set it up.
You had asked me to write up more details about it... And I promise to do so as soon as I get some time!
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