Web server unable to authenticate using IIS on Windows

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I installed IIS on my Windows XP Pro PC, so that I could test my website before publishing it using MS Frontpage 2003. However, when I tried to open http://localhost, a box came up asking me to enter a username and password. I have no idea what username and password to be used here. I don’t remember using any username and password before because I have admin rights.

Do you have any idea why I am being prompt to enter a username and password? This is the first time I encountered this issue. Please help me if you can.

Anna Brooks.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113396

Web server unable to authenticate using IIS on Windows

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Hello There!

My name is Bobie.There are various reasons why this is happening to you. In order to fix your problem, there are two things you can try to fix and hope it works well.

  1. Go an add Local Service and Network Service account>>>> Read and Execute>>>> List Folder Contents>>>> Read Permissions into %windir%Microsoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322.
  2. You can also try adding again Local Service and Network Service account and this time Full Control Permissions to %windir%Microsoft.NETFrameworkv1.1.4322Temporary ASP.NET Files.

This two will allow backup and monitoring folders to go under temporary ASP.NET Files. Which will also in turn give the folder and to have full control for local service and network service, thus removing the log in credentials that it is asking.

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #113398

Web server unable to authenticate using IIS on Windows

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You can just press enter on this user in login prompt and you will be able to login or you can enter admin as your login and nothing in password then press enter and it will log you in. Also make sure you have not set any password at any time for your IIS. Also check this command to make sure that you are going on the right path. Write //IP such that if you need to connect to a IP of 192.168.1.1 then you can write as //192.168.1.1 and then press enter and I am sure all things will go well and you will be able to host your website or you can simply check it from there. It is easy and you can do it easily. I am sure after reading this you will be able to solve your problem.

Karen Cruise.

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