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I set up a windows server 2003 in a VM to test some code. The prod server has IIS6 and since I have Win 7 I can only install IIS 7 in my dev machine.

Obviously I didn't add the machine to my company domain, nor that I want to. I'm having troubles authenticating to the machine from the browser in my machine using users created on the VM server.

I've tried


I've run out of ideas

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If you use the prefix ".\" in front of the user name, it will change the logon domain to that of the local machine.

i.e. .\username on the computer MyComputer is logging in as MyComputer\username.

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I had no success with that either – omar Jan 28 '13 at 20:47
Are you using the correct local account for this? – Bryan Powell Jan 29 '13 at 12:24

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