the server could not complete your request sharepoint designer 2013

sharepoint designer 2013 the server could not complete your request
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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:

the server could not complete your request sharepoint
the server could not complete your request sharepoint

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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.

the server could not complete your request sharepoint designer 2013
the server could not complete your request sharepoint designer 2013

Solution:
Oper your IIS Manager (Start -> Run -> inetmgr).

Then expand Sites and select “SharePoint Web Services” site and then double click on Authentication.

sharepoint designer 2013 the server could not complete your request
sharepoint designer 2013 the server could not complete your request

Then Enable Anonymous authentication.

Then if possible do an IISRESET and it should work fine.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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