Windows 2003 Server SP1 - Authenticated Web sites

Posted on 2005-04-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi All,

I recently installed SP1 onto an SBS 2003 server. Ever since, all authenticated web sites come up asking for a user name and password and will accept none (default web and company web excepted). If I allow anonymous acess, no problem. If I make the site a virtual directory under the default web, no problem. So I have found a workaround, allow anonymous access for http://someintranet and have a dummy redirect to the authenticated http://servername/someintranet. Bit messy but it works. I read somewhere that microsoft talked about having the same problem - some to do with man-in-middle attacks - not sure what they are? Anyway apparently they have found a workaround but I cant find it - does anyone know about this issue and even better have a solution?

Many thanks in advance,

Question by:stewart_fischer
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    Microsoft has for the time being recalled the SP1 for SBS because of many problems
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    I didn't think it was released yet ? I know SP1 for server standard is out and working but SBS SP1 is not due for release until next month i thought.
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    WS03 SP1 was not intended for SBS. If it's not plausible to uninstall SP1, then I would suggest contacting MS.

    MS didn't do too good of a job notifying the public about not installing WS03 SP1 on SBS. There will be a separate SBS SP1 released within 60 days of the WS03 SP1. Keep an eye on this article for known issues:;en-us;897342

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    There should be no problem uninstalling SP1 just go to Add/Remove programs and select uninstall for SP1

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    Thanks all.

    I wasn't aware that it wasn't compatable. It has actually resolved a number of other issues, so I'll probably leave it going untill SBS Sp1 is released unless I come across any other issues.

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