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Posted on 2006-11-15
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I am trying to write out file from my classic asp program and keep getting a "permission deined error"  when I try to open the file for writting.  I am not sure if this is really a server permsisson problem or a bug in my code.  I do have permsission to create files so this error does not make any sense.

Line 354 - Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(strDirectory, ForAppending, True)

Error Type:
Microsoft VBScript runtime (0x800A0046)
Permission denied
/Apogee/residential/account_history.asp, line 354

Browser Type:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

My Code:

  Dim objFSO, objFSOText, objFolder, objFile
  Dim strDirectory, strFile
  Const ForAppending = 2
  set objFile = nothing
  set objFolder = nothing
  strFile = "Base64Data.txt"
  strDirectory=server.mapPath(strFile)
 
' Create the File System Object
  Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

  Set objFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(strDirectory)
   
  Set objTextFile = objFSO.OpenTextFile(strDirectory, ForAppending, True)

  Base64Data = oXML.xml
  Base64Data = Base64EncodeBinary(oXML.xml)

  objTextFile.WriteLine(Base64Data)
  objTextFile.Close
 
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Question by:Hojoformo
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by:kelvinwkw
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I've had this happen too. I think it has to do with some of the latest security patches for IIS/Windows. They often seem to change permissions on the folders/files, breaking some scripts. I change permissions and they work again.

Try changing the permissions to everyone (you said that works), then change them back to IUSR_machine. Sometimes that does it.

Also, if you're changing permissions in Windows Explorer, try changing them in both IIS and Windows Explorer. Sometimes I have to do that. It's a royal pain, but I haven't found a way around it.
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Or It might be due to Script Blocking from Anti Virus You Are Using, try to disable them and give ur apps a try
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by:amit_g
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IUSR_MachineName MUST have write permission to the folder where you are trying to create the file.
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