Extremely urgent ! Unable to remove "read-only" mark from inetpub area.

Hi there..

Suddenly something happened yesterday (i have no clue what) which resulted to access-restrictions in write-permission to/within the inetpub folder.. (it's placed on the D-drive btw).

I have a ASP.NET/VB.NET application (D:\inetpub\wwwroot\persona\), and are now unable to do any work at all due to this annoying read-only problem.

PS! it's not marked "fully" read-only, which means it's read-only with a mark in it, but "grayed out" in the background of the checkbox.

I have tried running "attrib -r inetpub" but that didn't help either.. checked attrib no the inetpub folder by using "attrib inetpub" and it shows no Read-Only mark on it (through dos)..

When i remove the "read only check" and press "accept", and goes back in to check, it's still read-only marked. I have even tried to reboot the server for this to go away, but doesn't help.

Hmm.. any idea how i can check this any further, and what might be wrong here ?

Best regards
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Giuseppe 'Pino' De FrancescoSnr. Solutions ArchitectCommented:

from the IIS Manager, open your site properties, go to the Home Directory tab and mark the Write check-box. That's shoud be all.

Kripos56Author Commented:
Hi there gdefancesco :)

Well.. been through that solution now.. and it seems "write" (and everything else) is marked already..

What's weird.. is that it seems like all the "folders" are read-only. The read-only is partly checked when looking at all folders under inetpub, but when looking at the files... none of them are put read-only at all..

Some information about system and developmentenvironment :

Server : Windows 2003
Webserver : IIS 6.0

Dev. language : VB.NET / ASP.NET
Dev. application : Visual Studio .NET 2003.

Solution file is in same folder as rest of the web app.

Any other ideas ?

Giuseppe 'Pino' De FrancescoSnr. Solutions ArchitectCommented:
That's weird,

Go in the Advanced permissions (of your folder): can you post here what you read there?
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Kripos56Author Commented:
Hi there.. have checked that out.. see information both from Advanced permissions and my web.config file :

* All accessrights below have :  "Folder, Subfolders and Files" Permission.

Read & Execute :
Anonymous Logon

Full Control (except take ownership) :
Network Service

Full Control :
TNY010 (DOMAIN\TNY010) (which is me..)
Administrators (COMPUTERNAME\Administrators)
Creator owner

Owners are :


<?xml version="1.0"?>
     <add verb="GET" path="FtbWebResource.axd" type="FreeTextBoxControls.AssemblyResourceHandler, FreeTextBox" />
            <identity impersonate="true"/>
            <authentication mode="Windows">
            <customErrors mode="Off"/>
            <httpRuntime maxRequestLength="20000"/>
            <compilation debug="true">
                        <add assembly="ProposionN2N, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=47A476656D73EED4"/>
                        <add assembly="Proposion.Licensing, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=47A476656D73EED4"/>
                        <add assembly="Proposion.N2N.Designers, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=47A476656D73EED4"/>
Kripos56Author Commented:
ah.. just a tiny correction : COMPUTERNAME is the same as MACHINENAME ofcourse :) hehe.

btw : increased the points to 500 due to the difficulty..

Giuseppe 'Pino' De FrancescoSnr. Solutions ArchitectCommented:
but what user is in the Directory Security tab ->Edit ->Authentication method ??
Kripos56Author Commented:
ah.. understand..

1) Enable Anonymous Access is UN-checked
2) Integrated Windows Authentication is checked
3) The three other checkboxes are UN-checked

On the IP-address tab, all computers are "Granted for access".

By the last testing i've done, this seems more like a "windows security" issue, rather than IIS-security.. agreed ?
Not sure yet though...

More information :
Tried to edit a file though notepad (which means.. no Visual studio .NET 2003 interferrence) both from my pc and a co-workers pc.. didn't work.. saying i have no access to write to this folder..

BUT... one of the domain-admins here, successfully modified, and saved the file..

Giuseppe 'Pino' De FrancescoSnr. Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Ok, your web service needs authentications against the AD, so I think that you shoud grant to "DOMAIN\Domain Users" permission to Modify, Read, Execute, List folder content, Write, and be sure that the permission will be applied also to child object, this should solve your problem.


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Kripos56Author Commented:
Hi there Pino :)

It seems it was a share on InetPub which was making all the trouble, since i connected to the solution (VS2003) with this share.. Everything is sorted out now :)

Thanx for all your help!!.. made me going the right direction..

Giuseppe 'Pino' De FrancescoSnr. Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Glad to help

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