I have a recent Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 standalone deployment on Windows Server 2008 within a local domain. I want to let users log into the site from non-domain computers at home as well as their workstations at work. I have assigned the server an external IP address and am now able to access the server externally from a non-domain computer via http://serverIPaddress/sites/sitename
but I get a logon prompt that does not accept my credentials and shoots me out after 3 attempts. I can log onto the site locally (does not require logon credentials) using http://servername/sites/sitename
, but when I try connecting locally through the IP I get the same response as if I were trying to do so externally. The site is set up to use NTLM authentication and users logon automatically when accessing the site if they are already logged into the domain.