You are not authorized to perform the current operation

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by ChrisW, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. ChrisW

    ChrisW Guest

    I purchased a new machine that came with Vista Home and IE7. I installed
    Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft FrontPage 2003 and Expression Web. For all
    three applications, whenever I attempt to connect to a remote Web site, I get
    the standard "Connect to..." dialog box. When I type in an authorized
    username and password, the system continues to prompt me for the username and
    password. If I cancel the dialog box, I get the error message "Unable to open
    the Web 'http://webaddress'. You are not authorized to perform the current
    operation." I have been connecting to these same addresses for years on my XP
    machines. In fact, when I type in the exact same address and username and
    password on an XP machine sitting right next to my new Vista machine, I can
    connect with no problem.

    In IE7, I have selected "Prompt for user name and password" under the "User
    Authentication" setting for all the zones. I've tried enabling every option
    and unchecking the "Enable Protected Mode." Still nothing. In Vista, I've
    tried shutting down all the services including any firewalls. Still nothing.

    Is there some setting in either Vista or IE7 that is preventing the username
    and password from being properly passed to server or authenticated?
    ChrisW, Mar 12, 2008
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