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Server 2003 prompting for credentials when connection to Sharepoint document library via UNC

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Hi all

I have a sharepoint document library http://mycompany/sites/documentLibrary. When browsing to this site through Internet Explorer on a terminal server I can get to the site without being prompted for a username and password, which is what I want. The site appears as "local intranet"  according to IE.

When browsing to the UNC path \\mycompany\sites\documentLibrary we are being prompted for a username and password. After putting in the credentials the document library displays. I need for the server to be able to access the site via UNC path without being prompted for credentials as we have several in house applications relying on doing so

The funny thing is this was working until recently. What's changed? I have no idea. I have an almost identical terminal server on the same subnet/OS/windows patch level that allows access without prompting for a username or password, and the only thing I had to do for that server was enable the web client service..

Things I have tried so far:

- Checked the Web Client service is enabled, started and set to automatic. Restarted the server just to make sure.
- Added http://mycompany, \\mycompany etc to the trusted zone.
- Set the truste

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