I have a really odd issue with SharePoint 2010 central admin on Windows 7 (x64 if that matters).
Somehow when I go to Central Admin and hit any of the _admin links I get a password prompt. I looked at the web.config in question which is located under %commonprogramfiles%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\ADMIN and the groups allowed there are basically the local Administrators (BUILTIN\Administrators) and the WSS_ADMIN_WPG group (MACHINENAME\WSS_ADMIN_WPG), of which I am both a member (and yes I logged out and back in after adding myself and restarted IIS for good measure).
The login works as soon as I add an entry to the list but the login does not work otherwise (result being continued prompts for username/password).
Anyone ever encounter this issue and have a clue what could be going on here?
Any help greatly appreciated