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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?

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Is the Guest account enabled in WS2003 ? – harrymc May 23 '11 at 13:32
No, it is not. Should it be? – enthdegree May 23 '11 at 13:40

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.

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