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I have a web application with 3 site collections. I created a test site collection not related to existing collections. I enabled Anonymous Access in Central Administration. Then, using Site settings, I applied it to my entire test web site. Yet, when browsing test site, the NT login prompt appears asking for login. If I click cancel I get access denied 401 page.

Then I created new web application (on the same farm)  with main site collection, changed settings mentioned above and was able to use  new site without logging in.

I need to have test site Anonymous Access. What could be different between web application settings that prompts test site users to logging?
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
I assume that you have enabled Anonymous access also on the new web application (and not on the existing one).
The steps are:
1. Configure Anonymous on web app level
2. Configure Anonymous on site level
3. If applicable (e.g. on on some lists) configure Anonymous on the related list level

See here:
http://www.topsharepoint.com/enable-anonymous-access-in-sharepoint-2010

HTH
Rainer
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by:logictrail
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yes, I did. I followed the same steps that you recommended on both sites. My question is why test site is  having login prompt? and how to get rid of it?
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,
can you use a proxy / network tracking tool like Fiddler or FireBug to identify the element which requests the login?
Perhaps there is one element in your initial web app which is referenced and which requires authentication (something like centrally deployed images, scripts, css files ...)

HTH
Rainer
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by:logictrail
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Rainer, I'm not sure how to use Fiddler or FireBug to  identify the element which requires authentications. Any links?
Also, wanted to mention that both sites are brand new and do not have any custom data. Enabling anonymous access  on all 3 sites on existing web application also prompts users to login(((
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
Fiddler is a tool which installs/configure itself as proxy in IE and FireFox.
Download is here:
http://www.fiddler2.com

FireBug is a Firefox extension which can also track network requests.

Questions:
Which browser do you use?
If its IE, in which zones are your both web application urls?
Did you try an IISRESET after changing the anonymous settings of your first web application?

Thanks.
Rainer
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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And one more question:
What site template did you use?
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by:logictrail
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I use IE, both sites in default zones, template - default. yes, I reset iis.
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by:logictrail
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I got it! Custom master page was not checked in.
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