IIS won't allow anonymous access
Posted on 2004-04-27
Hi all experts,
I am having a problem in IIS 5.0 running on Windows 2000 SP4 where it won't allow anonymous access. Users accessing the site will be shown "You are not authorized to view this page". The website is in a Site and the directory security has "Allowed anonymous access" checked. It uses the default IUSR_<SVR> user with IIS allowed to control the password where <SVR> is the server name. There are also no restrictions on IP address with all computers granted access by default.
I have also checked the permission for 'wwwroot' directory and Everyone is allowed access (propagated from the parent directory). In User Rights, IUSR_<SVR> and IWAM_<SVR> are allowed to 'Access this computer from the network' and 'Logon as batch job' (if I'm not mistaken, this only applies to FTP). In Security Options, the value for 'Additional restrictions for anonymous connections' is set to 'No access without explicit anonymous permissions' although I have tried with all three values and it's the same.
Any other settings that might be causing this? Thanks.