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Installation -- Browser Authentication work-around

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  1. Brenda
    Brenda avatar
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    02 Jun 2010
    04 Jun 2010
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    Hi,
    I followed the installation instructions and when I got the part where you open the Project Manager in localhost, I kept getting a popup requesting username and password. I tried to follow your workaround instructions but they didn't work for me and were hard to follow since I don't have Vista.

    Anyway, here's the fix that worked for me:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/53464/how-to-stop-iis-asking-authentication-for-default-website-on-localhost

    IIS uses Integrated Authentication and by default IE has the ability to use your windows user account...but don't worry, so does Firefox but you'll have to make a quick configuration change.

    1) Open up Firefox and type in about:config as the url

    2) In the Filter Type in ntlm

    3) Double click "network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris" and type in localhost and hit enter


    Unfortunately, now I have this error:

    Failed to access IIS metabase


    so I am off to troubleshoot. Feel free to help me out if you have suggestions!

    Thanks,
    ~B
  2. Brenda
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    02 Jun 2010
    04 Jun 2010
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    Okay I solved this problem. I already had Visual Studio installed before, and now I installed IIS in order to install the Sitefinity and that is what causes the error message I received (because .NET was installed before IIS).

    Here's the fix that worked for me:

    Open a command prompt window (start-->run-->cmd-->enter)
    Make sure you're at the C prompt. If necessary, type cd .. (cd and two dots) and then press enter.
    Type the following EXACTLY and press enter.

    %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe -i


    Just wanted to post this here in case it helps anyone else.

    Thanks,
    ~B
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