The goal is to have a server that can be reached via \\\folder in Microsoft Explorer using WebDAV protocol. That will enable SlideProof to get library files regardless of local network.


  • Linux
  • Apache webserver
  • webDAV modules dav and dav_fs

Setup instructions:


  • Read / Write access from Microsoft Explorer
  • Test Read / Write access from PowerPoint with SlideProof

Other Recommendations:

  • Disable root directory listing
  • Disable normal webserver (port 80)
  • Enable Automatic Security Updates
  • Filter traffic on source IP
  • Setup to use HTTPS by default

Registry Preferences

When using SlideProof Library with WebDAV, we recommend to set the following registry keys:

Parameter Values Description
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Start 2 Ensures the WebClient service is started when Windows starts.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Para meters\FileSizeLimitInBytes 50000000000 Sets the maximum number of bytes for files to be up- and downloaded.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Para meters\AuthForwardServerList: YOUR SHARING LOCATION Comma separated list of WevDAV locations that Windows can automatically authenticate to. For example This setting is described here
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MRxDAV\Para meters\FileInformationCacheLifeTimeInSec 0 Number of seconds a file information is cached.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MRxDAV\Para meters\FileNotFoundCacheLifeTimeInSec 0 Number of seconds a file not found is cached. The setting is described in