Coming back to the article Troubleshooting Adding server to the farm: SharePoint 2007, I tried to browse the content on one of the servers and was having issues. Previous times it was helped by disabling loop back adapters.


Error message getting registered in System logs:

Event Type: Failure Audit

Event Source: Security

Event Category: Logon/Logoff

Event ID: 537

Date: Date

Time: Time


Computer: Computer_Name

Description: Logon Failure:

Reason: An error occurred during logon

User Name: User_Name

Domain: Domain_Name

Logon Type: 3

Logon Process: Ðùº

Authentication Package: NTLM

Workstation Name: Computer_Name


Followed the steps in the KB To specify the host names that are mapped to the loopback address and can connect to Web sites on your computer, then followed these steps:

  1. Set the DisableStrictNameChecking Registry entry to 1.

    For more information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    281308 Connecting to SMB share on a Windows 2000-based computer or a Windows Server 2003-based computer may not work with an alias name

  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry key:


  4. Right-click MSV1_0, point to New, and then click Multi-String Value.
  5. Type BackConnectionHostNames, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click BackConnectionHostNames, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type the host name or the host names for the sites that are on the local computer, and then click OK.
  8. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the IISAdmin service.


Applies to:

  • SharePoint 2007
  • Office 2007
  • IIS 6

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