I am happy to announce that the Loopback Check Tool has finally been made available at Codeplex – https://loopbackchecktool.codeplex.com
No more last minute t-shooting the loopback check and ending up disabling it, trying to find the KB or a decent blog post on how to do it.
This Tool takes care of it all for you. Download the exe, put it on your servers, run it to configure the Loopback Check feature simple and easy.
Its small (21kb zipped)
Only click and make it happen
No installation, one single exe that works on most Windows Servers (and clients)
Disable the Loopback check completely (Not recommended)
Enable or Disable the Loopback Check function
Enable it and add excluded URLs (Recommended, now easy to do)
This is a preview image of what the tool looks like
The tool works fine on:
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
And probably a few more…
You receive error 401.1 when you browse a Web site that uses Integrated Authentication and is hosted on IIS 5.1 or a later version
A quick guide to configuring the Loopback check
DisableLoopbackCheck & SharePoint: What every admin and developer should know.
Herakles and Gutke!