This problem is occuring with my sites also. We have tried adding both the
short server name and the fully qualified domain name to the trusted sites
(and alternatively, to intranet sites) in IE, set IE to auto-login on trusted
sites, checked the "remember user name and password" box in the login
prompts... and still, we must get through 3 authentication boxes to log in.
What I find funny is that it doesn't matter if you click Cancel or OK.
I recently gave an "Admin Basics" class to folks who would be WSS site
admins, so each of them were admins of a common top-level site, and their own
sub-site. This repeated login issue came up constantly.
Another permissions problem is that these admins could add Web Parts to
their sites, but then would not have access to add items, such as links in
the links list wp. Have any of you seen that?
We were accessing the sites with IE on XP SP2 w/ Office 2003. XP firewall
turned off. The SPS and WSS have SP 1 installed.