I'm trying to set up a website on an external web server (IIS 6 on Win 2k3) such that:
- Anonymous access is denied
- Users have to log in with their Active Directory username / password
- I can grant specific permissions to specific users in Windows Explorer
I think I have correctly established a VPN connection between the two servers. In fact the IIS side of it works! However, in Windows Explorer, when I click on the Security tab, I cannot see the AD domain, so I cannot search for the users I need to grant permissions to.
EDIT: Per mfinni, I am adding more detail:
In IIS 6, I can go to a website > Properties > Directory Security > Authentication and Access Control. I can then uncheck "Enable anonymous access," check "Basic Authentication," and then for the "Default Domain" I can click on "Select...". In the popup that appears, I can see the domain! Moreover, when I choose the domain, my website now requires me to authenticate, and the credentials stored in the remote Active Directory work.
On the other hand, I also need finer control over individual files and folders, as I need to grant filesystem permissions to individual AD users. In Windows Explorer (Windows 2003), I right click on a folder, choose the "Security" tab, and click "Add...". This brings up the "Select Users or Groups" dialog. Under "From this location" I see the name of the local machine. This is where the problem is. If this were configured correctly, I would be able to click "Locations..." to see a list AD domains. However, all I see is the name of the local machine.