So, in case you're wondering, if you want to create a network of web servers, administered so that you can just have a single sign-on and NTLM will pass your authentication credentials between the servers, you need to make sure that all of these machines appear to your browser as members of the "Local Intranet."
Now, if you go into Internet Explorer, there is a provision to add sites to the "Local Intranet," but it doesn't appear to work correctly--we had to sign on to both websites.
We took a look to see if the machines we were hooking up were registered as valid servers/workstations under the same NT Domain. No deal.
We finally took a look at the Microsoft Knowledge Base page on local intranets. Apparently host1.domain.com is not in the same local intranet as host-x.domain.com. Neither is host2.domain.com.
host1 and host2, however are. Can you see the difference?
A machine is defined as being in the local intranet of host-x.domain.com if host-x can reach the machine via an address without dots
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