Windows Media Player Requests Authentication on Web Proxy Client Computers
Are you having problems with the Windows Media Player asking for authentication credentials on your Web proxy client computers? If so, I caught you! You should be using the Firewall client. Here’s the scoop:
Problem: A public Web site has a link to resources that require Windows Media Player. The resources are not opening properly.
Cause: Windows Media Player may be attempting to connect anonymously, and access is denied because authentication is required for the request.
Solution: Use either of the following workarounds:
• The preferred method, to authenticate traffic and log user names, is to install Firewall Client on client computers. Then Firewall Client authenticates on behalf of the application.
• Allow outgoing access without authentication by creating a rule to allow a set of computers anonymous outgoing access so that they can access the content. Such traffic will not be logged with a user name.