IIS Passwords - how to remove the password?

Hi Experts,

I have IIS with a client who wants to post his ms docs on the server, I have set up the user permisions and anom access but when I browse to the location  IIS asks me for a password, clicking cancel allows me to see the document anyhow - why is it asking me for a password? and how do I get rid of the password box?
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Hi Bellew,
try start run cmd {enterP

rundll32 systemroot\system32\iissuba.dll,RegisterIISSUBA {enter}

cd %systemroot%\System32\Inetpub\AdminScripts {enter}

adsutil.vbs Set W3svc/AnonymousPasswordSync "true" {enter}


BellewAuthor Commented:
No, didn't work, sorry.
Surely there is something very very simple that I am missing
Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
>>Surely there is something very very simple that I am missing

Man I know that feeling :0)

The word docs arnt flagged read only are they? how are permissions set in the IIS console on the server?

Try resetting and resyncing the IUSR account:


Then fire an IISRESET from CMD

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BellewAuthor Commented:
Thanks to you both.
af500 gave me the links to solve this issue.
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