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  • Hello Experts,

    I have created a SharePoint FBA site which I made it available for the other subsidiaries of our company. This FBA site is linked with our companies global Single Sign On application. It works perfectly fine on XP with IE 7 and 8 but I have seen a lot of users complaining that the site is not accessble on the Windows 7 machine. After looking into the problem then i realized that I need to add the website into the trusted zone and boooooom !!!!!  everything works normal. But the problem here is, since we have users all over the world and it is highly impossible to RDP into all the computers and add the website in the trusted zone. On top of that, I was told that I cannot login to the client's computer and add it and since the users are not so technical they can't do it by themself.

    Since FBA site is not linked with the AD, there is nothing like the group policy. Did any one else experienced the same problem ? or thus anyone know how to fix this ?? Please help, the site is already on the production and I have been getting a lot of complaints from the users saying the site doesn't work.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:02 PM

Answers

  • The answer to your problem is... GROUP POLICY

    The fact that your site is FBA has nothing to do with Group Policy.  Group Policy is an Active Directory feature that allows administrators to do exactly what you are needing to do in this case... i.e. set your FBA site to be in the Trusted Zone for all computers that are part of the domain.

    Talk to your domain administrator and ask them to push a GP down to make the change.  Problem solved. :-)


    I trust that answers your question...

    Thanks
    C

    http://www.cjvandyk.com/blog
    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:04 AM
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:21 PM
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  • Cornelius,

    Thanks for your reply.

    As mentioned in my previous post we have users all over the world. Since the SharePoint is linked with the Global internal application for using the SSO features, we do not use AD both for Global application and SharePoint. Since FBA site user management is done using the aspnet database on SQL we do not use AD even for the SharePoint. We have users across different domain's and it is not possible to add the site on the trusted zone in all of the other domains.

    Please help.

    Thanks.

    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:04 AM
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:50 PM

All replies

  • The answer to your problem is... GROUP POLICY

    The fact that your site is FBA has nothing to do with Group Policy.  Group Policy is an Active Directory feature that allows administrators to do exactly what you are needing to do in this case... i.e. set your FBA site to be in the Trusted Zone for all computers that are part of the domain.

    Talk to your domain administrator and ask them to push a GP down to make the change.  Problem solved. :-)


    I trust that answers your question...

    Thanks
    C

    http://www.cjvandyk.com/blog
    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:04 AM
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:21 PM
    Answerer
  • Cornelius,

    Thanks for your reply.

    As mentioned in my previous post we have users all over the world. Since the SharePoint is linked with the Global internal application for using the SSO features, we do not use AD both for Global application and SharePoint. Since FBA site user management is done using the aspnet database on SQL we do not use AD even for the SharePoint. We have users across different domain's and it is not possible to add the site on the trusted zone in all of the other domains.

    Please help.

    Thanks.

    • Marked as answer by David HM Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:04 AM
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:50 PM