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Friday, November 4, 2011

Users Prompted to Login on first access to SharePoint Site

Had an interesting problem at a client site (client actually found the fix) - the problem was users would be prompted for credentials when first accessing the SharePoint site; once logged in, there was no issue. Turns out this is a CLIENT machine problem with Internet Explorer; the fix below uses a registry change to fix it.

Note: make a backup of your registry file before making any change!


1.        Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

2.        Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters

3.        On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Multi-String Value.

4.        Type AuthForwardServerList, and then press ENTER.

5.        On the Edit menu, click Modify.

6.        In the Value data box, type the URL of the server that hosts the Web share, and then click OK.

7.        Exit Registry Editor.