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XP Home and Exchange 2003 ask for username and password all the time on half the workstations.

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I just took over supporting a small business that has a SBS2003 server and all XP Home workstations.  We have the workgroup set to the domain name and we now have exchange setup on the server.  The username and passwords they use to log onto the workstations is the same as there username and passwords on the server.  Half the machines do not ask you for the username and passwords in outlook 2003. The other half always ask for the username and password.  

Do to the budget I am stuck with what I got.  I would like Pro on all the workstations so they could join the domain, but that is not a option right now.  

Is there a reason why those workstations keep on asking for the username and password all the time?
Is there another a way I can configure exchange 2003 to work better with Home?

Any ideas to make it so Outlook does not keep on asking for the username and passwords would be great.

thanks
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On exchange server give the authentication setting for exchange as basic and integrated only.

Creating the profile in outlook use NTLM Authentication.You will not get authentication prompt.

The KEY thing is that the machines are all in the same domain so that pass through authentication is used.
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by:EmpyrionTechnologies
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Thanks,

Do I set that authentication on the Default SMTP server properties in system manager?

I think the server is setup that way. I will change the settings on the clients and post the results.

thanks

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It did not want to work.  Half the clients still want to ask for the username and password everytime you open and close outlook.

Where on the server do you change the setting on the server???? Do you just change it on the Default SMTP properties under authentication????

thanks

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by:amaheshwari
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No go to iis and then on default web site and then on exchnage folder.
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Alright I changed that setting.  The default website was disabled so I also enabled it.  the permissions were set for basic and intregrated already.  The domain name was chpa which is the full domain name is chpa.local.  All the workstations belong to the workgroup chpa.  I havn't tested it yet but is there anything else I should check.  I am accessing the server remotely.
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by:EmpyrionTechnologies
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I figured it out.

What happened on the users that could not log in is that.  They got new employees over the years so they just renamed the user accounts on the local machines.  This only renamed the username in the start menu not the actual windows account.  If you looked in documents and settings it showed Sally as a folder for a user that was now called Joe.  I recreated the accounts with the correct name and copied the profile over to the new one.  Worked great.

thanks for you help
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