How do I stop being prompted for AD credentials in intranet page?

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi all,

For work I am currently producing Intranet kiosks which are to be locked down by Server 2008 Group policy Management alone.
However when the PC boots straight into IE (kiosk mode) the default user account is being prompted for the login credentials. I can type them in manually and the page opens but I need it to open automatically.
I think it is a GP setting that is stopping the passthrough as it was working last week and that is the only thing that has changed.

Any help you can give would be great.
Question by:davidmsimpson
    LVL 3

    Assisted Solution

    Add the intranet domain to your trusted pages in Internet Options.

    There is in the properties of the save zone a option to let windows "Use my logged in cridentials" or something like that.
    LVL 15

    Accepted Solution

    this is an Internet Explorer issue.

    Open IE & go to tools>Internet options
    Click on the security tab
    click on Internet
    click customization
    Scroll down to the bottom & enable the bubble "Automatic logon only in Intranet zone"

    It's also a good idea to add the particular site(s) to the trusted sites in IE.
    LVL 37

    Assisted Solution

    "It's also a good idea to add the particular site(s) to the trusted sites in IE"

    No its not!!

    Its a good idea to add them to INTRANET SITES!! Thats beacuase you said they are intranet sites! :D

    Assisted Solution

    Thanks for your quick response guys.

    I had a look but it was already sitting at "automatic login" for both the Intranet and Trusted Zone.
    However when I make the changes locally to the PC and transfer the site from "Trused Zone" to "Local Intranet Zone" I do not get prompted as before. It reverts back when the PC is restarted.
    I cannot change the site zone on GPM as the policy sits at domain level.

    LVL 37

    Assisted Solution

    Like I said, the correct place for it is, as you found out, in the INTRANET zone.  Why can you not do it via aGPO?

    If you really cant then create a reg file to add it and run that at login.
    LVL 37

    Assisted Solution

    "I cannot change the site zone on GPM as the policy sits at domain level."

    So create an OU for your Kiosks and create a policy in there that overrides the domain level policy.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks everyone.
    I enabled the Internet Settings (GPOE) under User Config in GPMC and it worked.


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