I am wanting to try out Windows Sharepoint Services on my Windows 2008 Box at home.

The Windows 2008 Server is a domain controller.

I have installed IIS 7, Active Directory, SQL 2008 Standard and downloaded Windows Sharepoint Services 3 SP2.

I setup first hostnames in the DNS Server called sharepoint, I went into IIS7 created a website using the hostname sharepoint and sharepoint.domain.local worked fine.

Deleted the Website from IIS

Then I installed Windows Sharepoint Services

configured it and created a Sharepoint site called Sharepoint configured the hostname to be sharepoint.domain.local

Configured a site for sharepoint.domain.local which is a Sharepoint Wiki template

Now when I go to access either sharepoint.domain.local its asks for a username and password I have tried everything from username password for the windows login to domain\username and and password.

it brings up the login box 3 times as the username password it wrong then after the third attempt it displays a white screen.

How do I fix this.



  • From where are you connecting ? local server browser ? domain joined computer ? workgroup ? – Mathieu Chateau Feb 3 '10 at 10:07
  • I am assuming that you are using IE to connect to the site. Try using a different browser like firefox and see if that allows you to connect – Waleed Al-Balooshi Feb 5 '10 at 21:37

You could be running into a local loopback problem. The problem occurs when the website uses Integrated authentication, and has a name that is mapped back to the local loopback address.

The fix is to go to the following registry key:


Add a new DWORD value named DisableLoopbackCheck and give it a value of 1. After setting the value reboot your server.

For further details, check out this KB article:


The site must be in the local intranet zone to use integrated authentication (from a domain joined computer)

  • I am connecting from the Servers its on which is installed on a Domain Controller. I have added it to the local intranet zone on the server. and it still asks for a username and password. but I can access the Sharepoint Central Admin site without any username or password. – Matthew Feb 3 '10 at 11:18
  • What are the authentication methods allowed on the IIS site ? – Mathieu Chateau Feb 3 '10 at 11:23
  • how do I check the authentication methods allowed on the IIS site ? – Matthew Feb 3 '10 at 12:05

I have found that if you are using Active Directory and set up a user to "Change password on next login", it will prompt for a password but not log in. It will try three times and then simply display a white screen and nothing. Simply set the user to Password never expires, and the problem goes away (at least for us it did). Hope this helps someone.

  • You realize some companies have a mandatory (by regulation, policy, or audit requirement) password expiration timeframe, right? Disabling password expiration in such an environment is often grounds for termination... – voretaq7 Jan 25 '13 at 22:36
  • He wasn't referring to removing the password expiration, just if "Change password on next login" is checked. They are two different settings. – Brain2000 Apr 17 '13 at 23:03

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