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From MSDN: "The WindowsAuthenticationModule provider relies on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) to provide authenticated users, using any of the mechanisms that IIS supports." For most of us, Windows Authentication means of authenticating against the user with ACLs, usually in a domain, on the web server.
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