I am encountering severe problems configuring PHPbb.
First, I would like to disable CAPTCHA as the board will be behind a firewall, and for internal use only. I have disabled it in the "CAPTCHA module settings," but the CAPTCHA still appears and is required to register.
Secondly, I have set "Account Activation" to "none," but manual activations are still required by admin.
Third, I have been around and around trying to set up LDAP. By reading all the posts I could find, I discovered the trick of creating a PHPBB account with the same name as an AD account, setting that account to "Founder," and THEN configuring LDAP. The settings save, (and it fails if I intentionally use the wrong password) but I am unable to login with any AD account other than the one I used to save the setting.
Is there some fundamental step I am missing to have so many seemingly glaring issues?