Saturday, April 3, 2010

IIS 7: Access restriction

Here is another simple glitch and a tweak that I had experienced in IIS 7 in Windows 7.
When trying to code a simple html page and save it in the root of the IIS (C:\inetpub\wwwroot) folder, there is an access restriction error.
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Root Cause: The logged in user is not granted the complete administrator credentials even if the user name is a part of the administrator user group.
The following steps are to be followed to do the fix viz.,
  1. Navigate to the root path and right click on the wwwroot folder –> Properties.
  2. Navigate to the securities tab and click on the Edit button under the Group or User Names list.
  3. In the Permissions dialog that opens, click on the Add Button.
  4. Mention the user name in the textbox titled “Enter the object names to select” and click Ok button.image
  5. Now in the Permissions dialog, select the Checkbox against the Full Control and Apply the settings. image
Now, the user will be able to save the files in the root folder.

Tags: IIS7, Access Restriction, Access Denied in IIS