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Authenticate to Sharepoint transparently via Active Directory and Windows Login

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How do I set up Sharepoint Portal to log a user in based on their windows login name and password and authenticated by Active Directory?  Currently, I am able to authenticate via AD, but am prompted with a login and password box upon entry to the site.  I would like to have my AD users enter without the login prompt.  Is this possible?
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We automatically log into sharepoint using active directory credentials.  Check the following:

1.  Users must be using Internet Explorer
2.  The sharepoint server must be in the local intranet security zone of internet explorer.  If you use the url http://servername (rather than http://servername.domain.com you are automatically in the intranet zone).  Look at the zone displayed in the status bar in internet explorer.

At our company we wanted to use http://servername.domain.com so we had to add that to the local intranet zone in internet explorer.  

3.  Make sure no one has mucked with the local intranet zone security settings.  Automatic login only in intranet security zone should be selected.

4.  In internet explorer under internet options, make sure enable integrated windows authentication is checked.

If you try that out on your own system and it doesn't work, it may not be configured correctly for integrated windows authentication on the server side.

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