How to add a domain name manually from IIS

How to add a domain name manually from IIS

I assume you are trying to add a domain name manually from your Windows 2003 server IIS and all connections were already setup properly. All your clients can browse to your domain / IP but they were prompted for user name and password due to the permission was not setup properly.
Please follow steps below:
A) Create a web anonymous user
1. Log into Server
2. Right click on “My Computer” > “Manage”
3. Expand the computer management console:
Local > Local Users and Groups > Users
4. Right Click on “User” > “New User …”
5. Enter a user name; example: mickgenie.com_web
6. Enter a password for micgenie.com_web
7. Click “Create”
8. Close this console

B) Assign Folder Permissions

1. Right click on your web folders > “Properties”
exp: C”\domains\\wwwroot
2. Click on “security tab”
3. Click on “Add”
4. Select the “mickgenie.com_web” user you have just created and “Add”, click “ok”

5. Allow permissions below:
– Read & Execute
– List Folder Contents (optional)
– Read
6. Click “Apply” and “Ok”

C) Add Virtual Directory / Domain in IIS
1. Open IIS console
2. Right Click on “Local” (Your server name) > New > Web Site > Next
3. Enter Description = > Next
4. Enter the IP address to use for this web site
5. TCP Port = 80
6. Host Header for this site = leave blank if this is dedicated IP, otherwise enter “” > Next
7. Path = Your web folder path
Exp: C:\domains\\wwwroot (The folder which we assign mickgenie.com_web user to)
8. Check “Allow Anonymous Access to this web site” > Next
9. “Allow the following” = “Read” & “Run Scripts” > Next
10. Finish
11. Find the domain you have just added in IIS console and right click on the domain > Properties
12. Click “Directory Security”
13. Under “Anonymous Access & Security Control” click “Edit”
14. Check “Anonymous Access” and click “Edit”
15. Anonymous User > User Name = mickgneie.com_web (the user you have created in section A above”
16. Check “Allow IIS to control password
17. Click “Ok”
18. Under “Authenticated Access”, check “Integrated Windows Authentication”

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