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HTTP Error 401.3 when accessing files on IIS 6.0

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When trying to access files via our IIS 6.0 web server, I keep getting the following error:

You are not authorized to view this page
You do not have permission to view this directory or page due to the access control list (ACL) that is configured for this resource on the Web server.
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HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to an ACL set on the requested resource.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

We require anoyomous access for this website which is setup but I have read that the IUSER_<server> needs NTFS permissions to access all files. I have looked at the folder where our files are located and all of the permissions are locked out. Any suggestions on this are appreciated.

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RM
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This is very common permission issue. You dont have to lock permission. You have to allow IUSR_ServerName RLX / Modify permission on the domain's root directory.

Check out the following MS KB on howto do it with complete details

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271071/

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That document applies only IIS 5.0 and not IIS 6.0, is there another solution specific to the version of IIS that I am using?
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That should work for IIs6.0 as well ..
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Every link seems to say that changing the 'Security' tab settings for the website folder so that IUSER_<server> can access is solution. But the permissions are all greyed out so I cannot modify anything. IUSER account is listed.
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You need someone with administrator rights on the server to investigate.  Also, assign the rights to the IIS_WPG group, and not the individual service accounts, (IWAM, IUSR, Network Service, etc.)

Best of luck,
harperse
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I assume this is the write, read and modify rights that need to be assigned to the IIS_WPG group?
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Usuallt not write, just read and execute.  Unless the web site writes to itself (HTML inline editor, etc.), I never give write access to a web site.

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Have noticed that I am able to access the .html files but no other files types.
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ASP is not enabled by default on IIS6.  Go to IIS Manager, then Web Service Extensions, and change Active Server Pages to allowed.

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