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  • Question

  • All,

    I'm hoping someone can help me with this.  I'm running Sharepoint on Windows server 2003.  It's the Sharepoint services that comes with Windows server.  We have two running sites, the main site and a Human resources page.  I added a third site called Operations which is not visible to users, but full control to owners.  I started getting issues when a user in the owners group started adding shared documents.  now, everyone is getting the authentication window over and over again.  You can click cancel and still have rights to do whatever.

    Can someone help me out?  thanks.

    Monday, May 9, 2011 11:28 PM

Answers

  • Hi Criterion,

    Did the Shared Folder created by you or another site owner? If it is created by other people, have you invited to that workspace and what's your permssion on this workspace? Have you used any tools like Microsoft Office Groove (Launchbar) to share the folder?

    If you are a member of managers for the Shared folder, you can delete the workspace from All member. Otherwise you can only terminate the membership in the shared folder. And you can find folder being synchronized location by right click the workspace in the Launchbar > Properties > Folder Info tab. This is the location on your own computer. Creator can get the Shared folder’s location follow the same steps.

    For more details, please refer to
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-workspace-help/about-shared-folders-HA010283258.aspx

    Best regards,
    Emir


    • Edited by Emir Liu Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by David HM Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:53 AM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:06 PM
  • Hi Criterion,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Do you mean SPS 2003? I have no this version of SharePoint to do the test because SPS 2003 support is retired. But you can have a try, to create a Shared Folder and connect to a SharePoint library, then check whether it can or not work for SPS 2003.  If it works, you can find the file location follow a similar step in my first post.

     If there is other problem please contact http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;PHONENUMBERS. If you are outside the US please see http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers. Because according to Microsoft Support Lifecycle, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Mainstream Support retired at 4/14/2009. It is recommended that you contact Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) via telephone which will be a charged call for an extended support.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Emir

    • Marked as answer by David HM Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:54 AM
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:05 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    for which documents you are getting prompt ?

    Is site added in trusted sites ?

    Also change below settings from IE options

    IE Options > Security > Local Intranet > Authentication > Automatic log in using current user name and password

    hth


    Warm Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant | http://sharepointpratik.blogspot.com/
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:15 PM
  • Yes.  IE shows this is a Local intranet site in the bottom corner of the browser.  This started after a user added shared folders.  Before he added shared folders there was no authentication popups.

    And I have it set to logon automatically in the local intranet settings.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:58 PM
  • Ok, no problem.

    Did you give any unc path to that Shared Folder and is it taking data from any drive, if yes then go to that drive and shared folder and give NT Authority\Authenticated users "Read" / "Write" access.


    Warm Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant | http://sharepointpratik.blogspot.com/
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:24 PM
  • Thanks for all your assistance.

    I'm not sure if there is a UNC path to the folders.  I don't think so.  That's how it was at my last job, there was a folder I could copy documents to and they would show up in the Sharepoint document library.

    With this installation, I don't know.  I looked for a folder, but can't find it.  Do you know where I could look at settings and find the folder?

    Although, I'm sure this user would have added the folder through the site.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:56 PM
  • Hi Criterion,

    Did the Shared Folder created by you or another site owner? If it is created by other people, have you invited to that workspace and what's your permssion on this workspace? Have you used any tools like Microsoft Office Groove (Launchbar) to share the folder?

    If you are a member of managers for the Shared folder, you can delete the workspace from All member. Otherwise you can only terminate the membership in the shared folder. And you can find folder being synchronized location by right click the workspace in the Launchbar > Properties > Folder Info tab. This is the location on your own computer. Creator can get the Shared folder’s location follow the same steps.

    For more details, please refer to
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-workspace-help/about-shared-folders-HA010283258.aspx

    Best regards,
    Emir


    • Edited by Emir Liu Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by David HM Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:53 AM
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:06 PM
  • That just went over my head.  Does this apply to WSS 2003?
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:16 PM
  • Hi Criterion,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Do you mean SPS 2003? I have no this version of SharePoint to do the test because SPS 2003 support is retired. But you can have a try, to create a Shared Folder and connect to a SharePoint library, then check whether it can or not work for SPS 2003.  If it works, you can find the file location follow a similar step in my first post.

     If there is other problem please contact http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;PHONENUMBERS. If you are outside the US please see http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers. Because according to Microsoft Support Lifecycle, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Mainstream Support retired at 4/14/2009. It is recommended that you contact Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) via telephone which will be a charged call for an extended support.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Emir

    • Marked as answer by David HM Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:54 AM
    Thursday, May 12, 2011 5:05 AM