Users are constantly plagued with login boxes even though they are domain members and your SharePoint site is on your domain.
Users are prompted to login to a site if it’s not on their domain and/or it’s URN is different than that of the server. For example, if Bill logs into his machine using corp\bill and then tries to visit a site called sharepoint.mycompany.com, IE will prompt him to login because SharePoint.mycompany.com does not equal corp. I like to look at it in a much easier way, if there’s dots (.) in the name you’re going to have to add the site to trusted sites because IE will evaluate that site as being an internet site instead of an intranet site.
Add your SharePoint site to the users trusted sites using Group Policy. This will prevent repeated prompts from IE.
If you haven’t already done so, add the group policy template to your server’s snapins
Open the group policy objects snapin under administrative tools
Create a new GPO (right mouse key)
Edit “User Configuration\Windows Settings\Internet Explorer Maintenance\Security”
Double click “Security Zones and Content Ratings”
Modify the Intranet Zone and add the site to “Trusted Sites”
Link the GPO to the proper OU (probably “Domain Users” but test it out against a smaller OU!!!)
Run gpudate (Start >> Run)
Remember that it takes time for the policy to be distributed.
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Ulysses Ludwig is a SharePoint architect with over 16 years in the IT and computer industry. Ulysses' primary focus is SharePoint but he dabbles in the latest web technologies and likes to develop software in his spare time.
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