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Installation Guide for Webdrive 32/64 bit

Computing Services Technote #558 v11

Title: Installation Guide for Webdrive 32/64 bit
Applies to: Users needing access to Micro Focus server files on a machine without the Micro Focus Client
Section: Network
Owner: Network Manager, Network & Communication Services
Last updated: 14 March 2017

Introduction

Webdrive software is licensed by the UofR to provide easy access to Micro Focus (formerly Novell) file system drives, like T: and I:, for laptops and other systems, without installing the Micro Focus client. Procedures for installing Webdrive on 32 or 64 bit Windows 7/10 are described. Note that Webdrive is believed to work on Windows Vista and Windows 8, and 8.1.

When to use

Webdrive is ideal for laptops or home systems that require occasional access to Micro Focus file storage at the UofR. It is not nearly as fast as using the Micro Focus Client on your computer so if you are on a PC on the UofR campus network and regularly use Micro Focus files you should install the Micro Focus client as per technical note 510. Note: It is not recommended to install Webdrive on a computer that already has the Micro Focus client as complications can occur.

Licensing

Webdrive is licensed for UofR staff and students to access UofR file services. When you are no longer affiliated with the University please uninstall the software.

Pre-Requisites

Please ensure you have:

  • a uregina.ca (Micro Focus) username and password
  • an administrator account on the laptop/PC on which you are installing.

WebDav URL

Webdrive uses the webdav protocol to access the server. If you are using another webdav client or your Webdrive configuration is corrupted the webdav URL is:

https://netstorage.cc.uregina.ca/oneNet/NetStorage

Installation Procedures

1. Ensure you are logged into your workstation with an account that has administrator privileges. This procedure does not work if you login to a Windows 7/10 64 bit system as a standard user and then login as an administrator at the User Account Control (UAC) prompt.

2. For 32 bit systems click here to download the WebDrive software. Save the file named wdrv16004368.exe to your computer. For 64 bit systems click here to download the WebDrive software. Save the file named wdrv1600436864bit.exe to your computer. For both these downloads you will need to input your uregina.ca (Micro Focus) username and password to perform the download. If you are unsure whether you have a 32 or 64 bit system then click Microsoft web site  for instructions or find the Computer icon on your Start Menu and right click on it. Then click Properties. In the window that shows up it will tell you whether you are 32 or 64 bit.

3. Locate and double-click the file you just downloaded on your computer. Either wdrv16004368.exe or wdrv1600436864bit.exe.


32 Bit Installer(wdrv16004368.exe)


1. You may get a Windows 7 UAC prompt. Just let the installer run.

2. The installer will prompt with the following window.

WebDrive1

3. Click Install.

4. You will see the following window for a few moments.

WebDrive2

5. The installer will then prompt with the following window.

WebDrive

6. Click Finish. See the Post Install section.


64 Bit Installer(wdrv1600436864bit.exe)


For the 64 bit installer, depending on how your system is configured, you may see up to two UAC prompts. The first one, if shown, will mention South River Technologies. The second, if shown, will mention the University of Regina. Click Yes to allow these to run.

You will not see the windows that the 32 bit installer shows. You will see a Windows command prompt window for a short while and then WebDrive will be installed.


Post Install


1. There will be a shortcut to WebDrive on your desktop as shown. Double click it to open WebDrive.

WebDrive4

OR possibly

WebDrive4

2. The following window will appear.

WebDrive5

3. Double click on UofR Storage.

4. The following window will appear.

WebDrive6

5. Change EnterYourUReginaUserNameHere to your UofR user name and enter your password. The user name entered here will be remembered the next time you open WebDrive. On the main WebDrive window you can choose to save your password. Saving the password is not recommended.

6. WebDrive is now ready to use.

Conclusion

Instructions for installing WebDrive are described.

Revision History

v0, 2011-04-08, Initial version
v1, 2013-02-21, Update for version 10.2
v2, 2013-04-17, Update for version 11.0
v3, 2013-05-09, Separate 32 and 64 bit instructions
v4, 2014-05-07, Update for version 11.00.2835
v5, 2014-08-25, Update for version 12.00.4038
v6, 2014-08-28, Update to ensure uninstall of versions older than 11
v7, 2014-08-29, Update for configuration change
v8, 2014-12-16, Update for version 12.10.4082
v9, 2016-02-25, Update for 16.00.4288 (Webdrive 2016)
v10, 2016-12-13, Remove XP and add Windows 10 as supported
v11, 2017-03-14, Update for 16.00.4368 (Webdrive 2016)