this is an extremem noob question, but im struggling with this. any help would be appreciated I have a pdf instructing me how to create a virtual directory in Win2k, however I am using WinXP Pro. I can get VB.net to access the file but is asking for a user name/pass to connect. I didn't appoint one anywhere. Are my security settings for the Virtual Directory incorrect? The instructional PDF has shows a different interface, but ASPNET is entered as a value. I have tried all permutations of entering this value in the Default domain and Realm domain all with no luck. I realize this is probably a very basic/stupid question but Im very new to this. If it makes a difference, my overall Default website in IIS has Integrated Windows authentication checked. Thank you for your time.