Our intranet is hosted using the free SharePoint services on Windows 2003. Consider the following page:
On selecting "Edit with Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer" from IE8, SPD launches, opens the website and then the selected page - all is well.
In order to make moving the intranet easier, we've set-up a DNS setting called intranet.company.local so you can also access the intranet that way:
However, when you edit this page, SPD designer prompts you for credential, i.e. domain\username and password. If you enter the details it opens fine. If you don't enter the details, the page still opens but not the website.
Any ideas have to get around this prompt? Haven't a clue where to start looking.
PS. The same prompt occurs if you use the physical IP address.