Sharepoint asks for password 3 times before opening a document


Sharepoint asks for password 3 times before opening a document


Microsoft Office and SharePoint keeps asking for a password 3 or 4 times before opening a document in both Windows 7 and Vista. This tends to happen only once until you have opened a document in the SharePoint site .


To resolve this issue please perform the following

  • Locate and then click the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters

  • On the Edit menu, point to New , and then click Multi-String Value

  • Type AuthForwardServerList , and then press ENTER

  • On the Edit menu, click Modify .

  • In the Value date box, type the URL of the server that hosts the Web share, and then click OK

  • Note You can also type a list of URLs in the Value date box. For more information, see the "Sample URL list" section in this article.

  • Exit Registry Editor.     

Note You have to restart the WebClient service after you modify the registry or restart the PC if this is easier.

Sample URL list

The following is a sample URL list:



This URL list enables the WebClient service to send credentials through the following channels.



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