Unable to configure server extensions 2002 - not authorized?
Posted on 2007-07-31
I am trying to configure frontpage server extensions for a virtual directory like I have done a thousand times before, but today it won't let me. I have a master domain I use for sandbox development with multiple virtual directories created within it (www.MyDomain.com/new_project).
To create a new development project, I simply create the folder within the master domain web, and then open IIS and right click on the newly created folder and select 'Properties'. Then I click on 'Create' to create the New Application and click 'Ok'. At that point the virtual directory is created and the folder icon turns into the 'gear' to indicate that it is a virtual web directory. Everythign is fine at this point.
My next step is to right click on the icon and select All Tasks>>Configure Server Extensions 2002 which opens IE and pops up the Username and Password dialog box like it has done hundreds of times before. But for some inexplicable reason, it refuses to accept the password - any password. I have tried all three admin accounts in the system, and it just ignores them like they don't exist, and after 3 attempts it always closes the dialog box and says I'm not authorized.I've tried the domain admins, the server admins and even the enterprise admin account - no luck.
This is VERY frustrating... I do this at least once a week as I have been doing for years, and now today when I am under a deadline, it's being difficult. I have changed nothing and I have not done anything to IIS. Why did this work on Friday, but not today? Any suggestions?