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IIS documents challenge authentication

By gary_it ·
Why is it that when a user accesses documents from my Intranet site they are challenged for authentication. When entering authentication of I_USR or whatever permission are assigned to for passthru to the virtual directory they are denied. But canthen click cancel and get the document. It only happens with documents. Files are ok and can opened or saved without any authentication challenge. The directory security is on anonymous access. I have also set the "network directory", "connect as" option to use a profile that has the rights to access the files. The permissions are correct obviously since the documents can be accessed once clicking on cancel. But why get the authentication challenge at all? I am using NTOP4 on NT server 4/sp5.

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by ZakM In reply to IIS documents challenge a ...

make sure that the file permissions on the documents allow read access (at min) for the IUSR_(compnae) or whatever you use to allow anonymous access. Also, make sure the directories allow this also.

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by gary_it In reply to IIS documents challenge a ...

That has been done. The only time it happens is when the user has win2k or winnt4.
win9x doesn't have this problem.

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