- Launching Internet Information Services Manager from the Start -> Administration Tools menu
- Select the web site, right click and select Properties
- Click on the Directory Security tab
- Click on Edit in the Authentication and access control section
- First get to your portal. Then under “My Links” look for “Central Administration” and select it.
- In the Central Administration site select “Application Management” either in the Quick Launch or across the top tabs
- Select “Authentication Providers” in the “Application Security” section
- Click on the “Default” zone (or whatever zone you want to enable anonymous access for)
- Under “Anonymous Access” click the check box to enable it and click “Save”
You can confirm that anonymous access is enabled by going back into the IIS console and checking the Directory Security properties.
2). Enable anonymous access in the site.
- Return to your sites home page and navigate to the site settings page. In MOSS, this is under Site Actions – Site Settings – Modify All Site Settings. In WSS it’s under Site Actions – Site Settings.
- Under the “Users and Permissions” section click on “Advanced permissions”
- On the “Settings” drop down menu (on the toolbar) select “Anonymous Access”
- Select the option you want anonymous users to have (full access or documents and lists only)
A couple of notes about anonymous access:
- You will need to set up the 2nd part for all sites unless you have permission inheritance turned on
- If you don’t see the “Anonymous Access” menu option in the “Settings” menu, it might not be turned on in Central Admin/IIS. You can manually navigate to “_layouts/setanon.aspx” if you want, but the options will be grayed out if it hasn’t been enabled in IIS
- You must do both setups to enable anonymous access for users, one in IIS and the other in each site