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When you try to open a local intranet site in Microsoft Expression Web, Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, or Microsoft FrontPage, you may be prompted for a user name and for a password.
This problem occurs if your intranet site name contains periods, such as "http://Site_Name.Extension." To store passwords, Expression Web, SharePoint Designer 2007, and FrontPage use the Internet and Security settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Because of this, these programs interpret an intranet site name in this format as an Internet Zone site. Therefore, these programs use your Internet Zone security settings when you open the intranet site.
To resolve this problem, you must add the intranet site name to the Intranet Zone. Follow these steps:
To work around this problem, you can set the Internet Zone to use an automatic logon process. Follow these steps:
Internet Explorer treats any fully qualified domain name (FQDN) as an Internet address, even if the address is on your intranet network. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174360/ )How to use security zones in Internet Explorer
Article ID: 891822 - Last Review: June 4, 2007 - Revision: 2.2