I have Windows Server 2003 installed in a virtual machine with Windows XP Pro as a host. Inside of the VM, I have SharePoint 2007 running on IIS 6.0. Inside the virtual machine, I can get to the SharePoint site I made just fine, but when I try to access my website from the host, it asks me for a username and password, even though I have anonymous access enabled. How can I eliminate that username/password request?
For XP to authenticate itself on WS2003 as anonymous, the guest account must be enabled, since anonymous translates into guest.
A better solution would be to create an account on WS2003 that has the same name as the account on the XP and grant it the necessary permissions.