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all sites on my win 2003 server ask for a password to access

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The server has been running for 2 years and all of a sudden it needs a passowd to go on any site.  it is a member of a domain and know passwords have been changed   I am at a loss a to what has happened.  I do get a wlbs error in the event logs but have been for a while i think

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Double-check your NTFS permissions on the folders containing your website content.  Make sure that the anonymous user account (IUSR_<servername> by default, but it can be any account) has proper access permissions.  Also, if the password was changed for the account configured as the anon user account in AD, the anon user configuration in IIS would have to be updated as well.
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thanks for the info i have checked all of it and synced the passwords and i still have this same problem
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by:humeniuk
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Check your site configuration to see if you have any kind of authentication method configured.  Also, are you using some sort of server-side scripting, ie. ASP, PHP, etc.?
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by:flashwebhost
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Have you enabled anonymous access in IIS configuration (in inetmgr) ?

inetmgr > Websites > property  > Directory Security Tab > Authentication and Access Control

Click on Edit tab

Check "Enable Anonymous access" check box.
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by:timbandit
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yes flash it is as i said the sites have been running for a couple of years

humeniuk i am a newbie soo i am not sure how to to that
also no password works
not even administrator
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by:Sam Panwar
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Hi,

This is happening due to the IUSER permission removed so please assign IUSER permission on all the website again.

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by:timbandit
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tks abs but i assume you mean iusr the default user for the internet and that is there and all of its permissions are ok
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by:humeniuk
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Hi timbandit.  Sorry I lost track of this one.  What weren't you sure how to do -> "humeniuk i am a newbie soo i am not sure how to to that"
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basically "Check your site configuration to see if you have any kind of authentication method configured.  Also, are you using some sort of server-side scripting, ie. ASP, PHP, etc.?" any of that i dont think that i have any of that but i still am wondering what could have changed no usernames or passwords work


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by:Sam Panwar
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Hi,

Can you provide any site name so I can check and assist you better
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by:timbandit
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ashteq.ca or biolyse.ca  the second site works but is sitting on a seperat server in the same domain so it only fails on the ashteq logo which is on the other server

thanks for any help
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by:Sam Panwar
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Hi,

I have check and found that your sites are asking for password because you have assign wrong NS record and multiple A record for your site and your site request go to multiple server IP Please check the following.

1. A record of your site are pointing to multiple IP so please check the following URL.
http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/lookup.ch?name=ashteq.ca&type=A

Please point only one server once and delete another IP address for A record.

2. When we check DNS traversal of your site then it go to the IP address 192.168.15.2 and it is private IP not public so your site have not permission to access this IP. Please check the DNS traveral.

http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/traversal.ch?domain=ashteq.ca&type=A

3. ashteq.ca.  A  192.168.15.2 [TTL=600]

You can't use IP 192.168.15.2 for NS and A record for your site so please delete it from the DNS .

4. could you please provide me the Ping result of site 'ashteq.ca' from your local system

go to commmand line and type

ping ashteq.ca
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by:Sam Panwar
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I have check and found that your sites are asking for password because you have assign wrong NS record and multiple A record for your site and your site request go to multiple server IP Please check the following.

1. A record of your site are pointing to multiple IP so please chec that your site request is going to the correct server or ip on which your domain hosted because if you access the server on which your domain not hosted then its ask password . please check the following URL also .

http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/lookup.ch?name=ashteq.ca&type=A

Please once point only one server IP for A record on which your site hosted.

2. When we check DNS traversal of your site then it go to the IP address 192.168.15.2 and it is private IP not public so your site have not permission to access this IP. Please check the DNS traveral.

http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/traversal.ch?domain=ashteq.ca&type=A

3. ashteq.ca.  A  192.168.15.2 [TTL=600]

You can't use IP 192.168.15.2 for NS and A record for your site so please delete it from the DNS .

4. could you please provide me the Ping result of site 'ashteq.ca' from your local system

go to commmand line and type

ping ashteq.ca


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Your another site is working fine because it is point to the correct A record and it is point to only one server see the following dns result.

biolyse.ca
http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/lookup.ch?name=biolyse.ca&type=A

But site ashteq.ca

http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/lookup.ch?name=ashteq.ca&type=A

Please check and update me if you required any further assistance.
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by:timbandit
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my internal adress is 192.168.15.2
i didnt set this up but it was working for a couple of years so if i remove the internal dns a record it should work?
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by:timbandit
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ive done it same problem
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by:stuartindigo
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Your nameservers do appear to be in a bit of a mess - they are doing recursive lookups which may be the root of the problem.

http://www.dnsreport.com/tools/dnsreport.ch?domain=ashteq.ca 

will give you the dirty details......

I suspect that the passwords were changed due to a major reconfiguration of your network, its possible this is the time that they ended up the way they are...

Stuart
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Can you copy and paste one of the website logs ????
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