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  Asked By: Kiel    Date: Sep 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 806

Does anyone know how to do this?

We have tried disabling anon. access to the web site, which throws up an NT
login box. We thought that after logging in, Sharepoint would no longer
require a login but it does. We have since enabled anon. access and tried
using ADSI to authenticate a user prior to starting Sharepoint. Again, we
keep getting a login box every time we start Sharepoint.



9 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Antonio Kelly     Answered On: Sep 13

That seems like an install issue from what I can tell, try running an
install repair from Sharepoint install

Give us more detail about your setup

Answer #2    Answered By: Buddy Moon     Answered On: Sep 13

We've installed it as is really - out of the box. We had some problems with
the proxy settings, which MS have admitted is a bug. SP works fine but we
keep getting the login  box. I am also have hangs when I try to form objects
using cdo.
What details do you require??

Answer #3    Answered By: Vishala Verma     Answered On: Sep 13

Do you use a proxy server internally ?

Answer #4    Answered By: Rosalyn Craft     Answered On: Sep 13

no...do you have any notions what it could be??

Answer #5    Answered By: Bhavi Chauhan     Answered On: Sep 13

Well, I had a similar problem at some point where authentication wasn't
being digested by the web  server, this is usually a IIS or browser setting
issues, that you could fix. Check what settings you have in the Directory
Security (anonymous access  and authentication control) tab of the Default
Web Site.

Let me know what setting is enabled  ?

Answer #6    Answered By: Carley Lott     Answered On: Sep 13

We tried having anon. access  off so that you had to logn to the web  site,
but then when you go to sp the same box  appears. i'll investigate the
authec. control.

the site  is extranet enabled; set up to go thru an ip address.

we had to set the rpoxy up as fakeproxy on port 80 and then exclude the sp
ip from this proxy. it all works fine, except for the login  box. also, we
cannot access security settings from non-wind 2k machines. i suspect this is
a bug though in sp.

Answer #7    Answered By: Aastha Tatpatti     Answered On: Sep 13

We have been playing around with this for some time  and have not yet
resolved the issue to our satisfaction.

What I can tell you is that this problem is caused by a combination of
your IIS security settings and the operating system of the workstation
trying to access  SP.

We have not yet resolved the problem, but I can at least tell you what
we have discovered.

In the extranet white paper, you will see that Microsoft suggests that
you create separate virtual webs for each type of authentication method
that you require. In our scenario, we wanted to set SP up on an
Extranet and configured authentication in much the same way as you have.
We found that the login  box appears if the authentication method on the
public and workspace virtual directories are set to basic, or if they
are set to integrated and you try to access SP from a Win 2K or Windows
9x workstation that is logged onto a different domain / workgroup. If
the authentication is set to integrated and you try to access from an
NT4 workstation that is logged onto a different domain, you just get an
access denied message. The fun really starts when you configure the SP
virtual directories as anonymous only, because you end up in a situation
where you cannot create / modify categories and documents even if you
are logged in as administrator on the SP server.

To get around this, we created a virtual web  site with anonymous access
that was available only on the Intranet and another that was configured
for basic authentication that is available on the Extranet and the
Intranet. The problem here of course is that Intranet users cannot
subscribe and cannot check documents in and out. If we set this
authentication on the intranet site  to integrated (we have two domains),
the users in the second domain running NT4 cannot access the site, and
users running Win2K or Win 9x get the login box. The obvious solution
here is to set up trusts between the two domains, but this will not
resolve the NT4 workstation issues.

I know that none of this helps to resolve your issue, but I thought  I
would share our experience. We are still working on this and I am
confident that we will find a solution within the next week or so.

Answer #8    Answered By: Roop Kapoor     Answered On: Sep 13

I had a similar problem after enabling extranet. Did you do it following
the whitepaper or did you use the new spsextranel utilities ?

What i end up doing was uninstalling SPS and IIS, and reinstallaing SPS to
get it back to a stable point but I think they might ways to troubleshoot

Answer #9    Answered By: Kelley Obrien     Answered On: Sep 13

How are you accessing the SPS site? Server name? FQDN? IP Address?

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