I having problems mounting a webdav drive via explorer or cmd with the following command:

net use z: "https://.." /user:username password

System error 67 has occured.
The network name cannot be found.

Everything working fine on my other machines. Thought I had to install the "Desktop Experience" Feature but cant find it in Server Manager / Add Features. I`ve already added the "Media Foundation" Feature and the "WebDAV Publishing" is even installed with IIS. I cant find the WebClient Service in services.msc.

Any suggestions, how enable client side webdav support?

3 Answers 3


Just solved this on a 2012 R2 for connecting a WebDAV drive from OwnCloud 7 server via HTTPS (think it's same on 2012)

  1. Install Desktop Experience

server manager > Add Features > User Interfaces and Infrastructure > Desktop Experience

  1. Start and set to Automatic WebClient Service

services > WebClient > Properties > Set from Manual to Automatic then start it

  1. Enable BasicAuthLevel in regedit

open regedit.exe and go to this key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters

set the DWORD value "BasicAuthLevel" to "1"

  1. reboot
  2. connect to your WebDAV

net use z: "https://.." /user:username password

  • you can use also the Windows Explorer "Map Network Drive" feature with same results
    – penzoiders
    Jan 26, 2015 at 17:44
  • for some reason this worked on one machine, the other one gives me SystemError 53.... Windows ... Sep 28, 2016 at 14:48
  • this works, thank you! but the registry hack is not necessary, at least on windows server 2012 R2, if the webdav server supports digest authentication. Jun 21, 2017 at 8:01

Here is the solution to this problem for Windows Server 2016:

  1. Install WebDAV-Redirector component via PowerShell

    Install-WindowsFeature WebDAV-Redirector –Restart
  2. Verify that WebDAV-Redirector is installed properly

    Get-WindowsFeature WebDAV-Redirector | Format-Table –Autosize
  3. WebClient service should appear in your system. By default it is started in Manual mode, just set it to Automatic and that's it.

  4. Reboot

All credits for this answers goes to IT Bros.


For a Server 2012R2 Essentials, penzoiders' answer does not work because Essentials does not have the server manager and I couldn't find a way to install the Desktop Experience through Dashboard.

However, the installation via PowerShell described in the IT Bros link in Suncatcher's answer also works on Server 2012R2 Essentials:

Install-WindowsFeature Desktop-Experience

Right after the reboot I was finally able to mount Magentacloud via WebDAV.

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