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I got this problem when trying to set the anonymous access for my local environment. i got this sp2010 running on my windows 7-64. and when i try to set the authentication providers. the button is unavailable. see attached img..

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Thanks Before N

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This post describes your exact problem and a solution. I figured it had something to dowith sharepoint running as a standalone installation and googled for "sharepoint standalone authentication providers":

ok, you can even specify the Authentication providers from the following location. In Central Administration > Security > Under the General Security Section > Click On Specify Authentication Providers. Once on The Authentication Providers page choose the Web Application followed by clicking on the Default zone and setting the authentication as needed.

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Make sure you ran IE in as an administrator when connecting to the central admin. Usually clicking on the central admin link from All Programs -> Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products does this automatically.

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I've tried it before steve. no luck :) thanks though. – user640 Nov 23 '10 at 7:17

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