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Cannot connect to IIS Page using name, only by IP Address

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Hi

When I try to connect to a new website using the name "mywebite-server-01\website\login.aspx" I get a username and password dialogue box. When I try and connect using the IP Address "192.168.0.1\website\login.aspx"  the entire thing works ok. Has anyone else had experience of this and have a resolution?

Many thanks in advance

Gareth Saunders
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Make sure that IIS is set up to allow anonymous connections. You may also want to make a VERY basic "Hello World" type page to eliminate the possibility of secure/restriced images.

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Hi

Unfortunately, with the software running on the webpage, we are unable to do this as it does require windows authentication.

This page is usually accessed through our corporate intranet page based on one server, and is a redirect to another server. However, when trying the link directly from a workstation we received the same message unless using the IP address. Secondly if attempting this from the server that the IIS Server resides on, there are no issues!

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Gareth

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If you do NOT want to allow anonymous access then you will need to make sure that Windows Authentication is checked. This will required the client to be in the same AD group and on the same network, otherwise the LDAP servers will not be able to authenticate the user and a login prompt will appear.  

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Windows Authentication is checked, and we can access the webpages succesfully using the IP Address, just not the website name. ie, www.mydomain.com is not accesbile, but 192.168.0.1 is accessible with no issues!
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Sorry for the misunderstanding. All of this is from an internal network. I only used the www.mydomain.com as an example instead of using the IIS Server name!

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