Last post Nov 13, 2009 12:01 PM by firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 11, 2009 10:57 AM|mdhill|LINK
I have been pointed in this direction by the Microsoft Gold Partner team who think my problem is asp.net related, can you help?
One of our clients hosts their own external website configured to allow anonymous access. Within this site is
xxxx/intranet that is set to use windows authentication and basic authentication. Within in the root website are a number of areas that are not working such as search facility and text resize, if the
xxxx/intranet site is accessed. This has been tested both internally and externally, if /intranet is not accessed at all the searches etc. work all OK.
These use a post back method. apparently, there is a known issue with IIS where windows or basic authentication are used within a root site, causing the authentication token to raise the issue when going back to the root domain. Only example we can find is
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/32246978/empty-post-request .aspx . we have tried the solutions suggested on this site, and this has made no change.
They are using Windows server 2008 32 bit, service packed and all patches applied, IIS7.
Nov 12, 2009 03:32 PMemail@example.com|LINK
You might try making the entire site Windows Authentication, and only have Anonymous (in addition to Windows) in those folders that need it. This may allow post backs to authenticate correctly.
Nov 13, 2009 10:08 AM|mdhill|LINK
We have tried this, implemented with an IISRESET also to make sure the settings was taken, and tested both internally and externally. Things creates another issue where the post back brings back a blank page, and that looks to be a 404 not authorised when
Just to add to the confusion, using IE8 on Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) all works correctly, also after going to the /intranet, tested now internally and externally. IE8 on any other OS has the same issues as IE7.
Do you have any other ideas?
Nov 13, 2009 12:01 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
Just to add to the confusion, using IE8 on Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) all works correctly...
Might also post in the IIS 7 forums at www.iis.net in case this is a web server issue, we share the same authentication database so the same login here works there.