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  • Question

  • Hi, I also have the same problem. We have both Windows and form authentication enabled site and we are unable to open the site in SharePoint Designer.

    Following message is popup:

    If we open site from the SiteAction->Edit in Sharepoint Designer menu, error message is:

    Unable to open web site.Possible cause:

    1. The Web Server may no have Sharepoint Server installed

    2. The Web Server may be temporaly our of service

    3. If you are connecting through a proxy server, the proxy settings may be incorrect

    4. An error may have occurred in the Web server.

    If we open site direct from Sharepoint Designer by Url, error message is:

    The Web Server at "http://myserver:31384/" does not appear to have Microsoft Sharepoint Foundation

     

     

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 3:59 PM

Answers

  • Ani, it's because you have two forms of authentication turned on.  If you turn one off, then it will work - go try it.  When both are active, it doesn't work.  I haven't found out how to get around this yet.  To be clear, it's not Claims Mode that does it, because I can use SPD2010 with my Claims Mode web apps - even one that has full CBA working with a trusted provider, but not when I have more than one authentication method running at the same time on the same web app.
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    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:04 AM

All replies

  • Hello Ani Michal,

    Can you open the site using File > Open site > type in url http://myserver:31384 instead of launching it from the site actions menu?

    Also, check out this KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981223/en-us

    If the issue is only happening when you're using the site actions menu I would install fiddler and take a look at the network traffic. It might give you a clue as to what is different and then we can look into that more.

    If using the file menu from within SPD works I would capture that traffic with fiddler and then the traffic from the site actions menu.

    http://www.fiddler2.com/fiddler2/


    Regards,
    Dalibor K
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 8:19 PM
  • Hi Ani Michal

    I think that's a bug point in Sharepoint .  i'm suggesting that you use Classic Mode Authentication until you want to use

    Sharepoint Designer .

    Or if you are an administrator go to Server Manager>configure IE ESC > set it off for administrators

    Hope it'll help you

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 4:38 AM
  • Ani, it's because you have two forms of authentication turned on.  If you turn one off, then it will work - go try it.  When both are active, it doesn't work.  I haven't found out how to get around this yet.  To be clear, it's not Claims Mode that does it, because I can use SPD2010 with my Claims Mode web apps - even one that has full CBA working with a trusted provider, but not when I have more than one authentication method running at the same time on the same web app.
    SharePoint Architect || Microsoft MVP || My Blog
    Planet Technologies || SharePoint Task Force
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:04 AM