IIS 6.0 Remote Virtual Directory Browse Problem
Posted on 2003-10-25
IIS 6.0 Remote Directory Browse Problem
We migrated our web server from WinNT 4.0 to Windows Server 2003.
We have a virtual directory mapped to a remote computer, and enabled "directory browsing" so that the directory structure of 100, 000 drawing files can be navigated through a web interface. We do a "connect as" a user in the the remote computer's domain, and up until now, it works.
The problem: the IIS 6.0 server cannot list the files. I get an "HTTP Error 500 - Internal server error." and in the audit logs, I see the following logon failure: Event ID 529 Unknown user or password, logon type 8. If I try to work around, map the remote share to a local drive, then set the virtual directory to point to this "local" mapped drive, I get a 404, File not found error.
Web Server extensions are wide open to allow everything, NTFS, Shares, permissions are set correctly, and I know the Username and Password are correct because the NT 4.0 IIS 4.0 server is set exactly the same way, and it works fine. In fact, the only way I can get directory browsing to work in IIS is to browse the LOCAL drive, no remote drives. I hate to replicate 70 gigs of TIF files if I don't have to.
Have I run across a bug in IIS 6.0? I cannot find any documentation other than that I must be using a bad password, which I am not. I think IIS 6.0 cannot interpret the password, doesn't matter whether I use Basic, NTLM, Digest, Anonymous Authentication.