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By galahad04 ·
I am running IIS 5.1 on Windows XP Professional. Recently, I had to do a clean-reinstallation of XP and had backed up my wwwroot directory to a FAT32 hard drive (which removed the previous NTFS permissions).

After the reinstallation of XP and IIS, I moved the backed up wwwroot folder back into the new Inetpub folder. I also allowed XP to restore the default NTFS permissions on the wwwroot folder. At first glance, everything appeared to be fine since my hosted site loaded fine. However, I discovered that clicking on any link within the site brought up a dialog box asking for a user name and password (which did not occur prior to reinstalling XP). Even though Anonymous Access was enabled, I still get the password-prompting dialog box. If I try to hit cancel, I get an 403.1 error message saying something like I do not have appropriate ACL privileges to access this file (even though I have administrator privileges).

Unchecking IIS authentication options doesn't help either --the password dialog box does not pop up but I still get the 403.1 error message.

Any assistance would be deeply appreciated. My end goal is for anyone to be able to view the website I am hosting so I do not want this password dialog box to appear. Any ideas how to fix the IIS settings accordingly?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to IIS Problems

I would go to the wwwroot folder and give the user account IUSR_yourmachinename Read access to the folder and all subfolders/files. Sounds like the IUSR account (that is used for Anonymous access) does not have rights to the web site.
hope this helps

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