We currently host 11,000 laptops in our educational institution and utilize LANDesk to deploy our software. For the last 4 years we have used UNC shares but as we now have a new server and will be setting up LDMS 9 on it, we would like to use HTTP shares. The problem is, since students are accessing the software we cannot enable "Anonymous Access" in IIS 7 for the package share as this would open our software up to everyone.
We currently have 1 Core server, 1 SQL Server, and a dedicated Software Server that hosts the packages and nothing else. I have Windows Authentication enabled but anonymous access disabled and when I try to create a Distribution Package, it fails with the 401 authentication error. When Anonymous Access is enabled everything works fine.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated on this.