I'm installing a Content Delivery (Sitecore 8.2 update 3) node and also running Sitecore Diagnostics Tool to validate it.

In addition to my other question, I'm also seeing a warning that says

WebDAV must be disabled on Content Delivery server

WebDAV is enabled. It is recommended to disable this feature on CD servers using the WebDAV.Enabled setting

At first, I followed these steps

  1. Remove WebDAV config references within log4net
  2. Remove WebDAV config references within system.WebServer
  3. Remove WebDAV config references within httpHandlers
  4. Disable Sitecore.WebDAV.config

And after doing them all, the warning remains.

Any idea why is this happening?


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The assembly that evaluates if the WebDAV is enabled is the Sitecore.DiagnosticsToolset.Tests. I managed to disassemble it and found that it checks the following in the Sitecore configuration to determine whether WebDAV is enabled or not:

/configuration/sitecore/pipelines/initialize/processor[@type='Sitecore.Pipelines.Loader.CheckWebDAVConfiguration, Sitecore.Kernel']
/configuration/sitecore/pipelines/preprocessRequest/processor[@type='Sitecore.Pipelines.PreprocessRequest.WebDAVCustomHandler, Sitecore.Kernel']

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I do agree the warning is not suggestive and maybe the documentation is lacking this information. Please, let me know if that works for you.

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