Intranet asking for credentials

Hi
Our Intranet (which we access normally via http://intranet) is asking for username / password when I try to access it via a browser on the intranet server (named intranetserver)
However when I remote desktop to the server and instead of going to http://intranet I go to http://intranetserver (i.e. the name of the server) it doesn't ask for credentials and works fine.

Any ideas?
Thanks
H


You are not authorized to view this page
You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.
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Please try the following:

Contact the Web site administrator if you believe you should be able to view this directory or page.
Click the Refresh button to try again with different credentials.
HTTP Error 401.1 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

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Technical Information (for support personnel)

Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title search for the words HTTP and 401.
Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and search for topics titled Authentication, Access Control, and About Custom Error Messages.
hmcgeehanAsked:
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pcfreakerCommented:
Hi,

Is the site requesting the credentials handling the integrated authentication?

Other thing is that the server's object might be disabled on the AD. double check.

Rgds.
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hmcgeehanAuthor Commented:
Hi

"Is the site requesting the credentials handling the integrated authentication?"

Yes.

"Other thing is that the server's object might be disabled on the AD. double check."

How do I do that?

Thanks
H
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pcfreakerCommented:
Search for the object(computer name) on the active directory and check if it has a red x on it... Meaning on the computers organizational unit... If you hace doubts let me know.
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hmcgeehanAuthor Commented:
Hi
I found the object in AD but no red X beside it.
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cj_1969Commented:
This indicates a DNS issue with the machine name and browser.
Since one name works and the other does not this says that the workstation browser is doing a DNS lookup on the name and it is coming back as a non-authoritative response (not the same domain as the workstation) so the browser is treating the connection and going to the internet so it will not pass encrypted credentials.  Even entering the correct information into the dialog boxes will not get you in.

Either change the domain that the alias/server name is in so that when the DNS lookup is done it resolves as an authoritative response (make sure it is in the same domain as the workstation) or add it to the workstations' Trusted Sites, this should also over ride the browser's default behavior and let it pass the credentials encrypted.
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