HTTP 401.3 - Access denied by ACL on resource Internet Information Services

Posted on 2005-04-14
Last Modified: 2008-07-06

I know this is a permissions issue but i cant track it down... i was wondering if anyone else had seen it before.

I have my website in wwwroot. about 1/2 the pages can be accessed including the access DB. The other half raise this error:

You are not authorized to view this page
You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied.
Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button to try again with different credentials.
If you believe you should be able to view this directory or page, please contact the Web site administrator by using the e-mail address or phone number listed on the home page.
HTTP 401.3 - Access denied by ACL on resource
Internet Information Services

Has anyone seen this before
Question by:mnamiri
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    This error is generated when the page or another file that the page uses does not allow access by the IUSR_<machinename> user or the current authenticated user.

    Take a look at one to the pages that fails in Windows Explorer open it's properties and choose the security tab.  Normally 'Everyone' would have read access to the page.  If not and if Guest group or the IUSR_<machinename> account aren't granted access then anonymous access will not be able to read this file.

    Similarly if your users access the site as authenticated users then their user accounts will need to be able to read the file.

    If the ASP page itself is fine then you need to look at any other files or resources that the page uses to see if their security will allow acccess also.  For example the page may attempt to modify a file that the current security context (the user which the request runs as) is unable to modify due to security.

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