13th August 10:18
WebDAV and basic authentication
this is the environment:
Windows Server 2003 (no SP1), and so IIS 6
Windows XP Pro SP1 and IE 6
I created a new Virtual Web Site in IIS, using a new "host header name":
I allowed Read/Write/DirBrowsing permissions of the entire web site (for
testing purpose only), and enabled ONLY Basic authentication for the site
(so anonymous access is disabled).
I enabled WebDAV on "Web Server Extensions" of IIS.
This is the tree of the web site:
My goal is to connect to "http://testprojectsvr/myvirtualdir" web folder
(So using WebDAV) from the Windows XP client, for reading and writing file
on the server.
When I try to connect to the web folder using IE (File->Open...-> "open as
web folder" check), I'm continously prompted for the user credentials (I
use administrator credential... bot using the form "servername\administrator"
and "administrator" for the username field).
If I change the authentication mode to "Windows Integrated" everything is
OK (because in this case I'm authenticated as a domain user that is also
a local administrator for the server).
I know that this was a bug in IIS 5:
What about IIS 6 and IE 6?
Are there some fix?!?
Thank you so much.