We have a company SharePoint site which requires authentication information before logging on. This is a pain as the information displayed on the initial screen of SharePoint does not need to be restricted (Company Intranet).
Login “Annoying” Prompt:
In order to remove this you can modify the option in I.E. to use local logon credential (domain PCs):
- Tools/Internet Options/Security/Local Intranet/Sites
- Add the site in the list, click OK.
- Still in Local Intranet, click on “Custom Level”, scroll all the way to the bottom to User Authentication/Logon
- Click on “Automatic Logon with current user name and password”
- When the user logs to the site, make sure to select the checkmark “remember username/password” when the site asks for credentials
I’ve been looking for a simple method to add trusted sites into Internet Explorer 10 since they removed the “Internet Explorer Maintenance” (“The Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) snap-in is replaced by the Internet Explorer 10 preference extension”) options from the Server 2012 GPO.
Unfortunately a number of the methods for “adding trusted sites” prevent the local user from being able to customise the list with any additional sites. The method below is the quickest I have found to add a site to the “trusted sites” whilst also allowing users customisation. The following will add “work.edwardsd.co.uk” to the trust sites list:
*.BAT File Method:
REM See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732643.aspx for Reg Commands/Switches
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\edwardsd.co.uk\work" /v "http" /t REG_DWORD /d 00000002 /Y
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Note: The dword number represents the following values:
- 1: Intranet sites
- 2: Trusted Sites
- 3: Internet
- 4: Restricted Sites.
The alternative option would be to use a GPO, usually my preference however I found this a little bit more complex so opted for the *.BAT option. This is a top site for GPO guides: GPO to configure IE zones sites (remember if you use this method the users can’t make changes themselves, but great for a controlled environment.
Basic PAC file configuration. The browser can be configured to point to this file (proxy.pac) in order to direct the browser traffic to the correct Gateway Proxy server. The path can be configured to use a public URL such as http://proxy.domain.com/_proxy/proxy.pac.
Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings -> Automatic Configuration -> Use Automatic configuration script
Problem connecting to server via RDP when using the TS web interface.
- Login OK to the TS Web Interface.
- Click “Connect” to server
- RDP Loads…
- Error displays: “An error occurred while sending data to the Remote Desktop Gateway server. The server is temporarily unavailable or a network connection is down. Try again later, or contact your network administrator for assistance.”
Note: This problem is related to newer features in RDP v7 which are not installed by default on Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Turn on CredSSP.
Right-click -> Security Packages -> Modify -> type “tspkg”. (Leave other info) -> click OK.
Right-click -> SecurityProviders -> Modify -> type “credssp.dll” (Leave other info) -> click OK.
Exit -> Restart computer
Microsoft RDP ActiveX Control is disabled when you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 or Windows Small Business Server 2003 SP1.
Use the Manage Add-ons dialog in Internet Explorer to enable the Terminal Services ActiveX Control, if the ActiveX control is not listed in Manage Add-ons dialog deleting the following registry keys:
run -> cmd.exe /C “cscript %systemroot%\Installer\TSClientMsiTrans\tscuinst.vbs”
Once you delete these keys, the activeX control should be enabled.
“C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe” –extoff
Unable to find the Add/Remove uninstaller for Internet Explorer 7
Run this path: