This article details the process for disabling WebDAV for an entire IIS 5.x Web server.
Note WebDAV functionality on an IIS 5.x Web server is made possible through the Httpext.dll file, which is always installed. Simply renaming Httpext.dll will not work because the new Windows File Protection (WFP) functionality in Windows 2000 prevents the corruption or deletion of certain system files. For more information on WFP, search Windows 2000 Help for "Windows File Protection".
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- Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
- Locate and click the following key in the registry:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W3SVC\Parameters
- On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:Value name: DisableWebDAV
Data type: DWORD
Value data: 1
- Restart IIS. This change does not take effect until the IIS service or the server is restarted.