"Permission denied" on .SetInfo when creating a new IIsWebServer object

Posted on 2002-03-18
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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hello :)

I've written a script to create a new "webserver" in IIS 5.0. When I use .SetInfo after the .Create() method, I get a Permission denied :/

Here is the code that fail:

Set objServer = objIIS.Create("IIsWebServer", WebsiteIndex)

Domain = "invisibleman.dk"

objServer.ServerSize = 1
objServer.ServerComment = Domain
objServer.ServerBindings = Array(":80:" & Domain, ":80:www." & Domain)
objServer.UseHostName = True

"WebsiteIndex" contains the next free webserver index, retrieved from a function I wrote for that purpose.

It creates the webserver (as I get an error from the IIS Manager about a non-fatal error.) but it doesn't save the properties of the webserver (which is what causes IIS Mngr. to give me an error)

I've been trying to solve this problem for a few hours now, so ANY help is GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks in advance :)
Question by:invisibleman
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Expert Comment

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the question is about credentials, you would have to run the scripts as an administrator of the box.

Author Comment

ID: 6876563
I am ..

I've set Administrator and IUSR_THOMSERV01 (THOMSERV01 is the name of my computer, running Win2K Server) as "Operators" of the IIS WebService.

And since the .Create() method doesn't fail, I guess it has something to do with permission to the metabase ... but how that could be, I have no idea...
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by:Michel Sakr
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the IUSR_Webservername does not have permissions to create websites.. encapsulate your code in a component..
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by:Michel Sakr
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check this code.. you have to set some permissions on the metabse:


also you can try to make a vbs and call it from asp.. the vbs will take data from a temp database and will be executed using aspexec from www.serverobjects.com in an adminastrator account context..
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by:Michel Sakr
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Set objVirtualDirectory = objIIS.Create("IISWebVirtualDir", strVirtualDirectoryName)
objVirtualDirectory.AccessScript = blnScriptPermissions
objVirtualDirectory.Path = strVirtualDirectoryPath
objVirtualDirectory.AppCreate blnInProcessApplication <..
objVirtualDirectory.AccessWrite = blnWritePermissions <..
objVirtualDirectory.AccessRead = blnReadPermissions <..
objVirtualDirectory.AccessExecute = blnExecutePermissions <..

Author Comment

ID: 6876611
It worked just last Friday without any .vbs scripts, external components and such. Plain ASP.

But some other stuff made me reinstall IIS and after that, it doesn't work.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6876882
Access to MEtabase is restricted to members of Local Admin group. Check if IUser_<machine> is member of this group or not.
Are you using Anonymous or Windows Integrated authenticatiion? For manipulating metabase from ASP page, it is recommended that you should not use Anonymous authentication.


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