You cannot post data to a non-NTLM-authenticated Web site

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Article ID: 251404 - View products that this article applies to.
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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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SYMPTOMS

You cannot post any data to non-NTLM authenticated Web sites.

CAUSE

This issue can occur after you visit an NTLM authenticated folder.

Note Microsoft Internet Explorer requires NTLM authentication for all visits after you visit one NTLM authenticated folder.

RESOLUTION

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this issue from the client side, use Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) to add a value to the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Internet Settings/
Note The above registry key is one path; it has been wrapped for readability.

Add the following registry value:
Value Name: DisableNTLMPreAuth
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1
In addition to the registry key you also need to turn off Enable Integrated Windows Authentication in Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under Security, click to de-select Enable Integrated Windows Authentication (requires restart), and then click Apply.
  4. Close Internet Explorer.
To resolve this issue from the server side, configure the Web site to use either of the following authentication methods:
  • Configure the Web site to permit anonymous access only.
  • Configure the Web site to permit both anonymous access and NLTM authentication (Integrated Windows authentication).
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324274 How to configure IIS Web site authentication in Windows Server 2003
310344 How to configure IIS 5.0 Web site authentication in Windows 2000

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 251404 - Last Review: November 10, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5
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