Creating a SharePoint target fails with "You must be a SharePoint administrator to add a SharePoint virtual server, Web application, Site Collection or Site." when anonymous authentication is enabled for the SharePoint site

Article:TECH59650  |  Created: 2008-01-15  |  Updated: 2014-10-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH59650
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



It may not be possible to add a SharePoint virtual server or web application as an Archiving Target if anonymous authentication is enabled. Check the properties of the SharePoint virtual server or web application using Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager to determine if this is the case. Select the Directory Security tab and click Edit near Authentication and access control.
 
Figure 1: Anonymous authentication enabled
 
  

Error



You must be a SharePoint administrator to add a SharePoint virtual server, Web application, Site Collection or Site.


Cause



Workaround

Disable anonymous authentication and restart IIS. The target can then be added without issue.


Solution



This issue is currently under investigation by Symantec Corporation. Pending the outcome of the investigation, this issue may be resolved by way of a patch or hotfix in current or future revisions of the software. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Symantec Sales representative or the Symantec Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Symantec Sales, please see  http://www.symantec.com
 
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Supplemental Materials

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Value1249759
Description

Cannot add a sharepoint target when anonymous authentication is enabled


Legacy ID



302921


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH59650


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