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Anonymous browsers can't select calendar links on Publishing Portal

  Asked By: Erin    Date: May 30    Category: MOSS    Views: 2566

I created a Publishing portal in SharePoint 2007. It is a single zone, Active
Directory accessed portal with "Anonymous" access enabled.

"Anonymous" is turned on in Central Administration.
The Publishing portal's anonymous Access settings set to "Entire Web site" in
the portal. All parts of the site have inherited permissions, I haven't edited
any individual list permissions etc...

Anonymous browsers can browse the site. They can see the calendar on the home
page with link entries in the various days. When they select any daily link
from the calendar they are prompted to log in. I don't want them to log in to
see the calendar detail.

What am I missing?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kelvin Mckinney     Answered On: May 30

The problem is that you have the ViewFormPagesLockDown Feature enabled. This
feature is used on Publishing Portals by default. It keeps anonymous  users from
accessing any pages that aren't stored in the pages document library. Clicking
on a calendar  link will take you to the ViewForm.aspx page in the calendar
library. You can't see this page if the ViewFormPagesLockDown Feature enabled
If you turn the feature off you will need to disable and re-enable anonymous
access in SharePoint to get it to pick up the change in the feature state.

Answer #2    Answered By: Gaurav Ghosh     Answered On: May 30

With your info I tracked down instructions that did the trick:

...You can fix this by deactivating the ViewFormPagesLockDown feature...

stsadm -o deactivatefeature -url "<site URL>" -filename

Now toggle the anonymous  access setting on the site from "Entire Web Site" to
"None" and back to "Entire Web Site". Then activate the ViewFormPagesLockDown
feature again

stsadm -o activatefeature -url "<site URL>" -filename