Consistent access denied / Login prompt and HTTP 401 errors in IISLOG when trying to open up Central Admin in SharePoint 2013

Issue SharePoint 2013 installation went well without any errors, however, I was not able to get to Central Admin. It consistently gave me access denied error message and login prompt. Solution After a great deal of troubleshooting, it turned out that there was a setting in IIS that needed to be corrected. This setting is …