To work around this issue, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type
regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programslist.
- Locate and then right-click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters
- Point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- In the right pane, type
BasicAuthLevel to name the new registry entry, and then press ENTER.
- On the Edit menu, click
- In the Value data box, type
2, and then click OK.
Note The mapping is as follows:
- 0 - Basic authentication disabled
- 1 - Basic authentication enabled for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) shares only
- 2 or greater - Basic authentication enabled for SSL shares and for non-SSL shares
- Restart the computer.
When the server is configured to use Basic authentication, the client computer transmits the users' credentials to the server. If the channel is not encrypted, such as in typical HTTP traffic, a malicious user on another computer on the network can possibly intercept the user name and the password of that user.
By default, Basic authentication is disabled in Windows Vista. When Basic authentication is disabled, either the client computer uses a different authentication method (if the server supports a different authentication method), or the request fails.
Article ID: 928692 - Last Review: Oct 21, 2009 - Revision: 1