SMP Console not accessible from remote computers

Article:TECH180826  |  Created: 2012-02-06  |  Updated: 2012-07-21  |  Article URL
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SMP Console does not load from remote clients but works when loading it from a server browser (localhost address)


'Error 401 Unauthorized' error on the browser when attempting to load the Symantec Management Console from a remote client.


Constant Prompting for credentials despite inputting the correct ones.




This can be attributed to a few issues:

- Incorrect login credentials on IIS disallowing remote users

- Obsolete DNS host settings from the client PC.

- Change of NS server ID (Domain Name) after a rebuilt.


Possible Solutions:

- Verify IIS credentials such as the anonymous user account.

- Make sure that the client PC is able to ping the server by domain name. You can also try to access the console by IP address (eg

- Make sure that the Domain Name of the Server has not been previously altered.

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