In this post we will discuss how to resolve the server could not complete your request error which we sometimes get while opening a SharePoint site using sharepoint designer 2013. Recently when I was trying to open a SharePoint 2013 site using SharePoint designer 2013, I got the error which says:
The server could not complete your request.
For more specific information, click the Details buttons.
And when you will click on Details button, you will not see anything like below:
You may also read:
And further if you click on OK, OK repeated time you will see some errors like below:
An error occured while trying to fetch data from your SharePoint site.
Oper your IIS Manager (Start -> Run -> inetmgr).
Then expand Sites and select "SharePoint Web Services" site and then double click on Authentication.
Then Enable Anonymous authentication.
Then if possible do an IISRESET and it should work fine.