How to add a network place to a Secure SharePoint site Document Library on x64 Win XP machine

When you try to add a network place using the "Add Network Place" wizard and type a SSL enabled SharePoint Site it gives an error

"The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please Choose another."

 

As per the Whitepaper=> Microsoft SharePoint Services Understanding and Troubleshooting the SharePoint Explorer View

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C523AC7A-5724-48BE-B973-641E805588F4&displaylang=en

 

WebDAV does not support SSL and non 80 ports. FPRPC does supports both.

Workaround

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1. Perform the Method 2 as given in KB 888123 and then apply KB 892211

2. Open Internet Explorer (32 bit)

  • Click on File menu -> Open and Type the SPS site
  • Check the option -> Open as Web folder.
  • It will open the Sharepoint Site in explorer view using FPRPC.
  • Then Click under "My Network places" on the same window
  • Add network place. Follow the wizard.
  • Add the SPS document library to the network place.