For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
To work around this issue, perform the following steps:
- Load the Domain Users and Computers snap-in.
- Right-click the Users container, click New, and then select Group.
- Configure this new group as follows:
- Group Name: WebUsers
- Group Scope: Domain Local
- Group Type: Security
- Click Next until the wizard is finished and the WebUsers group is created.
- Add any users or groups that require access to your Web site to the WebUsers group.
- Load the Domain Controller Security Policy snap-in.
- In the left pane, click to expand Windows Settings, click to expand Security Settings, click to expand Local Policies, and then select User Rights Assignments.
- Double-click the Log on locally user right.
- Add the WebUsers group that you created in step 4.
- Force the policy to take affect by issuing the following command: secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy /enforce
At this point, any account or group that is a member of the WebUsers group should be able to log on to the IIS 5.0 server by using Basic authentication. With Basic/Clear Text authentication, it is recommended that the data be encrypted with SSL, as it is extremely easy to obtain credentials from a network trace. For additional information on installing SSL under IIS 5.0, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 263140 - Last Review: Jun 19, 2014 - Revision: 1