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IIS - when downloading a Word document from a web page, the links in the word doc prompt for a password when none is needed.  How to fix?

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Last Modified: 2008-10-28
I am running a web site on an IIS server (Windows Server 2003).  I have a web page that links to a word document.  The word document itself contains a large number of links to other word docs -- all to files that are located on the same web server.  What is odd, is that when you click a link in the word document, the server prompts for a username and password, when there is none required.  You can click Cancel, and it will then show the linked word doc.  How can I stop this login prompt from appearing each time a user clicks on a link within this word doc?  What is causing this to occur??

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