Problem accessing Excel files from Intranet
Posted on 2006-06-05
My Domain users have started experiencing wierd problems accessing files from Intranet. We usually keep forms and other documents shared on Intranet and domain users were able to open and save those documents. Lately when they click on any excel document, it opens in IE window and if they do any change and then try to save it (they click save as), it is asking for domain authentication (connect to the server - and asks for username and password). I tested this on word files but its not doing any such thing on word files. As far as I have noted, its giving this username and password prompt on only excel files. The domain user is logged onto machine with domain user account and IE settings for intranet are set to - automatic logon only in intranet zone. I have anonymous login checked and use windows authentication checked in directory security. All this was working fine until past few days users started complaining about these files. I am able to open, edit and save the file from IE using my domain admin account but not with domain user account. I checked the permissions and security and domain user is given read, write and execute permissions at intetpub folder level so as to propogate to the subfolders.
Any help, advice is appreciated.