Web-server – How to turn off a username and password prompt on an ASP web site hosted in IIS 6


Software developer here with very little networking experience looking for info on settings in IIS for hosting ASP.NET web apps…

We're self-hosting a website via an onsite web server (running Windows Server 2003) with IIS 6.0. Anytime someone navigates to our site both externally & internally to the network, a prompt opens asking for a username & password…I've tested in multiple browsers and it does the same in all browsers. I want to turn this off, but don't know how to. We've tried disabling Windows Authentication inside of IIS, but this results in a "You are not authorized to view this page" error.

Any ideas on how I can get around this issue, both internally and externally?

Best Answer

Do the IUSR* account have read access to the actual file-system? Does it work with a static html file/directory listing or anything that doesn't need to execute scripts/asp?

Maybe this applies to your problem?