IIS 5 Authentication Problem -- Servername\Username in logon prompt
Posted on 2004-08-05
We have an IIS 5-based intranet Web site running on a Windows 2000 Server domain member server. The Intranet virtual directory is configured for SSL, Basic Authentication (with a default domain specified) and Integrated Windows Authentication.
When users log in with the Domain name\Username syntax at the login box, they can login just fine. However, if the users try to login with only their domain user name, IIS shoots back the logon box pre-filled in with:
The server name is fully qualified. That is to say:
This strikes me as very, very weird.
I scoured the metabase by using the metabase editor. I found some traces to the referenced servername path in the SMTP properties and I nuked 'em because we aren't running SMTP on the IIS server. No help, though.
I also scoured the Registry for traces of the servername--nothing. I don't know why IIS thinks it should be pointing to the local computer instead of our domain controller. As I said earlier, if users manually type in Domainname\Username they can log in fine. However, as you network admins know, the less we have to instruct our users to do themselves manually, the better. :)
Thanks in advance,