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By bill.beckett ·
I have an Exchange 5.5 server running OWA. Users were able to enter their username and password by typing in \username and then their password. Now for reasons unknown to me, they have to enter in the domainname as well. For example domainname\username then their password. Any ideas why the change?

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by rlevesque In reply to Exchange OWA

Bill,

Actually, thats usually the way it works anyways. But, it sounds like perhaps someone changed the security in IIS from Basic to NT Challenge. Check to see if thats the case and if so, change it back.

Richard

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by bill.beckett In reply to Exchange OWA

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by brasslet In reply to Exchange OWA

A couple of suggestions:

First, take a look at your default domain settings in IIS. Open up the properties of your web site and click on the Directory Security tab. Next, click on the Edit key next to Authentication methods. You should have BasicAuthentication selected for this application. Click on the Edit button next to Basic Authentication and a dialog box called Basic Authentication Domain pops up. If you have a single domain, put in the domain name and users won't need to enter the domain name. This is possible fix number one.

If you have mutliple domains with trust relationships, a slash \ used to allow IIS to search through the domains and authenticate the user without entering their domain name. The reason I say "used to allow" is that since a fairly recent security patch was added (I'm sorry, I can't remember which one off the top of my head) users are prompted for domain name even when the slash is used as the domain name. If you enter an explicit domain name insteadof the slash in the Basic Authentication Domain, this still works. However, if you have multiple domains users from the non-specified domain need to enter domainname\username and password. This is the second possiblity -- you have a slash and a patch may have 'broken' this.

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