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Just installed my SP2013 Foundation Preview and i receive a 401 Error if im trying to access the server with a domain account. I added it to the Server Roles as Owner, Member and Site Collection Administrator but unfortunately the error is still popping up. I checked with the IIS-Logs

2012-08-01 11:33:52 GET / - 80 0#.w|akw\awe0317 Mozilla/5.0+(compatible;+MSIE+9.0;+Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64;+Trident/5.0) 200 0 0 124

2012-08-01 11:33:52 GET /_layouts/15/start.aspx - 80 - Mozilla/5.0+(compatible;+MSIE+9.0;+Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64;+Trident/5.0) 401 0 0 109

these are the results.. my user is the awe0317 and i can't access the /_layouts/15/start.aspx file. i checked the permissions on the /_layouts folder and the users-group from my local sp machine have reading-rights.

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Maybe also check the classic DisableLoopbackCheck tweak to your registry.

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I solved my problem by setting up a new web-application. Since i didn't use the fully-qualified hostname for the first web-application i used the right one in the second. Maybe this has been the cause of the troubles. Obviously it is best practice anyway to use FQDN.. here's an link for it

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