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We have a simple WMV file on our IIS server and when browsing to it we get a security pop up requesting authentication to play the file.

Everyone has read & execute but the file still requires authentication.

Is there a setting that needs to be configured to allow playing WMV file?

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What's playing the app? an <embed> in a web page? separate media app? VLC? media player? Winamp? – Marc B Nov 16 '11 at 15:58
Windows media player is playing the file. it's not embeded in a web page we are calling the wmv file directly in the url. If I enter my credentials the file is being played however we don't want the users to provide credentials. This is an internal application to our organisation it's not on the web. – freddoo Nov 16 '11 at 18:04
It seems to be an UNC Password problem. I got the message 'The following child nodes also define the value of the "UNCPassword" property, which overrides the value you have just set ...' how to I remove that security ??? – freddoo Nov 17 '11 at 18:53
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I finally fixed it by adding an AnonymousUserPass to the meta data file using The IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools

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