Solved

IIS 6.0 Accidentally Disabled IUSER, now Default Web Site requires authentication

Posted on 2007-11-15
5
1,497 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
We have a Windows 2003 server that runs a default web site (a very simple one) on IIS 6.0.  By accident, I disabled the IUSER account, and now, when anyone tries to connect to the website, it will give them the front page, but anything after that requires authentication.  I have re-enabled the IUSER account, but this does not seem to have fixed it.

I've also gone into the default website properties, and unchecked/rechecked "Enable Anonymous Access" but I'm still not getting anywhere.

I'm not really very familiar with IIS, so I'm not really sure what to try next.  
0
Comment
Question by:waldentb
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:_Maddog_
ID: 20293156
Well, you can try restarting the IIS service (Start > run > iisreset).
0
 

Author Comment

by:waldentb
ID: 20506950
No luck with that.  But in messing around with the user accounts, I managed to get one enough privelages to run it properly

Thanks for the help!
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Brutso earned 500 total points
ID: 20723316
You can find out IUSER password by executing the following script
'--------------------------------------------
Dim IIsObject
Set IIsObject = GetObject ("IIS://localhost/w3svc")
WScript.Echo "According to the metabase, the anonymous credentials are:"
WScript.Echo "    AnonymousUserName = " & IIsObject.Get("AnonymousUserName")
WScript.Echo "    AnonymousUserPass = " & IIsObject.Get("AnonymousUserPass")
WScript.Echo "    WAMUserName = " & IIsObject.Get("WAMUserName")
WScript.Echo "    WAMUserPass = " & IIsObject.Get("WAMUserPass")
Set IIsObject = Nothing
'----------------------------------------------------------------------


just create *.vbs file (for example getPass.vbs), copy paste script above into it and run the file

when you get IUSER password you can enter it in password text box for IUSER_ in Website Properties
0

Featured Post

Guide to Performance: Optimization & Monitoring

Nowadays, monitoring is a mixture of tools, systems, and codes—making it a very complex process. And with this complexity, comes variables for failure. Get DZone’s new Guide to Performance to learn how to proactively find these variables and solve them before a disruption occurs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

If you don't have the right permissions set for your WordPress location in IIS, you won't be able to perform automatic updates. Here's how to fix the problem.
Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question