- I created a new Web Application (Claim based) and Anonymous is not checked (Create claims-based web applications in SharePoint 2013)
- Then I created a Site Collection under the root of the new Web Application
- I get Access Denied with the most powerful service accounts and all other accounts.
I saw a YouTube video where anonymous is not checked and he was able to get to the site without Access Denied. (
Enable Windows Authentication is checked,
Integrated Windows Authentication is checked with
However, I created another site collection but the url is /sites/test and this site does not throw access denied after prompting for user credentials for the first time. The root site collection is throwing access denied no matter who is the user.