IIS 6 Directory Permissions Issue

By Jbencsik ·
Ok, here's the scenario.

I have a small network in the house. I have a Windows 2003 server running IIS hosting a small site just for personal fun.

There's no domain, just workgrouped computers. I have the site directory shared with the servers local administrator having full permission's to it. When on the server locally, I have no problems creating directories or adding files to the site. The problem comes when I'm working on my laptop, I browse to the site directory over the network, and I'm hit with an access denied error when trying to save to the directory. I'm authenticated as administrator when trying this and have no issues with saving to anywhere else on the server.

So I'm assuming there's some IIS setting that's preventing remote write permission to it but can't figure out where.


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I could be wrong, but

by robo_dev In reply to IIS 6 Directory Permissio ...

I believe you have to grant explicit permissions to the folders, as the default permissions are more restrictive. Otherwise, hacking a web site would be much, much, easier.

See this link:

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Thanks for the response but...

by Jbencsik In reply to I could be wrong, but

Thanks Robo but I certainly don't think I want to get the Internet Guest account write access to the site root.

There's no domain so AD is taken out of the equation. I'm authenticating to the server as the local administrator of the server, that's why I'm baffled as to why I can't write to that directory.

And I did check to make sure that even the administrator has explicit permissions to those folders.

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Perhaps the ASP.NET machine account is the issue?

by robo_dev In reply to Thanks for the response b ...

You might check that the ASP.NET machine account ( internet account for ASP) is listed as a user and has rights to modify and write to your App_Data folder in your web application.

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