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I am trying to password protect a folder on a Windows Server 2008 running Windows 7 and IIS7.

I have already managed this on another of our servers running older equipement etc Windows Server 2003 running IIS6 using Basic Authentication, and I have managed to complete this fine.

But when doing this on the WS 2008 II7 all that happens is that when I disable the anonymous user and enable the Basic Authentication within the IIS manager all I get is the folder redirecting to the custom 404 page

Can anyone shed any light on this please. Thanks

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Does the directory path within IIS manager match exactly to the URL you've entered in your browser? What happens when you try to hit the URL locally from the IIS server? –  Shane Madden Mar 8 '12 at 17:42
mmmm will give this ago and let you know, when I enter it on a browser on another machine www.site.co.uk/folder etc its then that it goes to the 404 page, not tried it with in the server, as mentioend will RDC into it in the morning and post the findings, thanks –  Simon Davies Mar 8 '12 at 17:46
On the server it will not let me actually use localhost etc ect so cannot view file on server through browser –  Simon Davies Mar 9 '12 at 9:27
Can you clarify what you mean when you say it won't let you use it? –  Shane Madden Mar 9 '12 at 16:06
I needed to get the server guys in as there seemed to be an issue their end thanks for the feedback –  Simon Davies Mar 13 '12 at 11:28

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