Authentication prompt while opening Excel/word files from Intranet sites

While opening Excel or Word documents from intranet websites in IE8, we are seeing authentication prompt and after providing credentials the file is opening fine. Surprisingly if I cancel the authentication prompt, the file is still opening fine!! Is this problem related to IE or Office? How to fix the issue?

I tried following but nothing worked:
-Moved website from intranet zone and added to trusted sites
-Reset IE8 settings
-From Firefox the files are opening fine. FF is downloading file to local disk and opening it.
-Changed default browser to Firefox and tried to open Excel, file -> open and gave Excel file HTTP URL

IE8 - 32-bit
Windows 7 x64
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Hi, after adding the site to the trusted sites, go to custom level in security level for this zone...   in the setting go down to the User Authentication and choose automatic logon using current username and password.

This should resolve your problem.

hi ,

this is not an issue,this is created by microsoft office or word to create the owner of the file.

by default it takes the logged in user account or the account used while setup of microsoft office.

u can by pass that by giving rights to office folders in program files..
deshawAuthor Commented:
I found the fix. Solution given in the following MSFT article worked.


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