Windows authentication (or Integrated Windows Authentication) is a process where connections to applications or external systems are automatically authenticated with the currently logged on Windows user. This functionality was first made available in Windows 2000.

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IIS7 Slow for some users when using Windows Authentication

We have an internet site containing a "hello world" .html file on IIS7 with Windows authentication turned on. The users are local machine Windows users on the web-server. For some users the site is ...
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Access windowsauthentication SQL Server 2008R2 after Domain change

When I installed the SQL Server 2008R2 on the windows server, the computer was not in a domain. After I installed it, now someone moved the server into a domain. Problem is: the server can not be ...
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Windows service running as network service - how does it authenticate? Breaking change in W2K8?

A Windows service running as "Network Service" talks to services on other machines (here: SQL Server and Analysis Services), using Windows authentication. For authentication, we have to grant ...
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How best to troubleshoot a WIA issue through an IIS7 reverse proxy

I've got an Intranet site that uses Windows Authentication and is accessed through an IIS 7 Reverse Proxy. Using FireFox, Safari or Chrome it works fine. I'm prompted for credentials, I supply them ...
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Windows Web Server in DataCenter Authenticate with AD in Office

We would like to have put a File Server in DataCentre to allow user to upload/download files when they are home. Since we have hundreds of users and would like to let the user to authenticate with the ...
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integrating ldap workstation login with webapps

Is there a way to integrate an LDAP authentication system on a windows network with intranet webapps so that the user on logging into their desktop does not need to log in a second time with the web ...
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Setting Sql server security rights for multiple situations

We have an application which uses an instance of Sql Server locally for its backend storage. The administrator windows login has had its sysadmin right revoked, and instead two sql logins have been ...
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Disable authentication on subfolder(s) of an ASP.NET app using windows authentication

Is it possible to disable windows authentication on one or more subfolders of an ASP.net application using windows authentication? For example: A website contains several other folders that contain ...
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Windows authentication through IE - specify the domain

This question really relates to allowing to logon to a SharePoint installation from home but I guess it's a general IIS security question. When the login box pops up to collect the windows ...
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SQL Server Windows-only Authentication Strategy problem

I would like to use Windows-only Authentication in SQL Server for our web applications. In the past we've always created the all powerful 1 SQL Login for the web application. After doing some ...
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How can I copy from one domain pc (winxp) logged off, to another domain server (w2k3)

I have a automation build server which creates nightly builds. It does this while logged off in Windows XP. This is is one domain while the server I wish to copy the builds to is in another domain ...
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Set up basic Windows Authentication to connect to SQL Server 2008 from a small, trusted network

I'm guessing that this is documented somewhere on Microsoft's site, but thus far I haven't found it. I'm trying to set up a Windows Server 2008 box to have SQL Server 2008 with Windows Authentication ...
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Intranet Site Authentication Issues on SBS 2008

Simply, the Sharepoint intranet site that is automatically installed with SBS 2008 is bound to port 5555 in IIS so to get to it you can browse to server-name:5555 and then authenticate using domain ...
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“Unknown user name or bad password” when I launch ADUC

When I open up Active Directory Users and Computers from my workstation, I receive an error: Naming information cannot be located because: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password. ...
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Can I set a default domain for a Windows Authenticated website in IIS7?

I have an intranet site using Windows Authentication. When users are prompted for credentials, they enter: User: domain\username Pass: SomePassword It'd be nice if they could leave off the domain\ ...
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IIS time is different from server time

I have ASP.NET 2.0 site configured to perform Windows Integrated Security using Kerberos delegation. The servers including DC are running on Windows 2003 and the delegation is raised to Windows 2003 ...
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IIS Won't authenticate domain user: 401.2

I'm having a lot of trouble with configuring authentication for IIS correctly. I have a SharePoint site running under IIS 6.0, and the IIS web site is configured for Integrated Windows ...
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Windows authentication on intranet sites from hosting server

I have come across this problem before, it doesn't generally get in the way too much but i would really like to know why it happens. I am running SBS 2008, i changed the Bindings for the Sharepoint ...
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Running a Windows service under a domain account from a non-member server

I've got a standalone Windows Server 2003 running SQL Server 2005 and a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory domain controller. Using maintenance plans/SQL Server Agent, I'm trying to write the ...
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Windows Perms - ADOMAIN\AMACHINE$ - means what (precisely)?

I've got a task running on AMACHINE under the SYSTEM account. There's a shared directory on BMACHINE which is visible on AMACHINE and that shared directory allows r+w to a username ...
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Outlook Prompting for password from Exchange server in domain environment

We are running exchange 2007 in a domain environment. We have mostly outlook 2003 clients, but in process of upgrading to outlook 07 over the next couple of weeks. Some users (both 03 & 07) are ...
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Windows Authentication behaves oddly when VPN'd

We've got a few apps that rely on windows authentication - a couple of web apps with AD auth turned on and we usually connect to our SQL servers with windows auth. This normally runs without a hitch. ...
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Windows IIS6 site authentication

I have a site running on IIS6 and I want to make it authenticate via the standard gray pop-up window. I.e. it should use Windows to authenticate. I want to make it so only one single user on the ...
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Windows Authentication with IIS 6.0 not working anymore

We had a Sharepoint site running on a server which was a domain controller and everything was working fine (IIS6), everyone could login using windows authentication. We've since added a new domain ...
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IIS + Integration Windows Authencation: is read/execute permissions for Authenticated_Users safe?

I have an enterprise web application that will integrate with a single sign on (SSO) service via Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA). The SSO service is providing authentication only (not ...
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Integrated Windows Authentication with Apache in Windows

I have a server running Windows 2000 / Apache 2.0 and PHP 5. I need a server that recognizes the user's login client PC that is in the same domain. All the tutorials I find are with IIS or Apache on ...
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Lock down a site using Forms Auth in IIS7 with Windows Auth

I have an ASP.NET MVC 1.0 application that uses Forms Authentication. We are using Windows Server 2008. I need to lock down the site so that only certain users (in AD Groups) can access the site. ...
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Is it possible to use windows authentication to control access to an external SQL server database?

We're planning to move a large portion of our database to our web host's SQL server. The SQL server is only accessible through SQL logins. Is there any way to set something up locally that would ...
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Credentials not passing through between servers

We have an asp.net web application on a windows server 2003 box calling a web service on a different windows server 2003 box. The web application and web service have disabled anonymous, use windows ...
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What's the recommended way to set up a windows service to connect to a remote SQL Server?

I have a service on server A that needs to connect to a SQL Server instance (2005 or 2008) on server B. Both A and B are on the same domain. What are the best practices for configuring both the ...
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How do I prevent my ASP .NET site from continually prompting for user credentials?

I'm trying to get an ASP .NET website up and running on IIS6. The site will run in its own application pool, and uses Windows authentication, with anonymous access turned off. When I run the app pool ...
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What does <domain name>\<computer name>$ mean?

I'm experiencing a supposed ASP authentication problem, and the error is that access is denied to a user: MYDOMAIN\MYCOMPUTER$ Where MYDOMAIN is a placeholder for the domain name, and MYCOMPUTER is ...
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Rails web app authenticated with windows

Is it possible for a rails web application to make use of the windows authentication features in its code. I am looking at being able to obtain the user's login name and domain in the application. But ...
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Intermittently, IIS7 requests get stuck in WindowsAuthenticationModule

We're running an IIS7 server hosting several dozen websites. Several of these websites are all part of the same legacy app we've developed. These sites all run the same code and run in the same app ...
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Windows 7 Single Sign On

We run Windows XP, Vista and are now testing Windows 7 in our corporate environment. Thus far all of our Win7 installations have been x64 installs with the same net result that we are having to ...
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Enabling NTLM Auto login on IIS for fully qualified domain name (FQDN)

I have noticed in our network that when I want to enable users to connect to a Web Application and be automatically logged in, I need to provide them with a URL such as ...