I need to run IIS 5 on a Windows XP Pro workstation. I've installed IIS (I went the route of downloading the Windows XP with SP2 executable from Microsoft's site and using the /integrate flag since the workstation is in a remote location).
When I attempt to view a simple HTML file in wwwroot by visiting http://localhost
, I receive the errors "You are not authorized to view this page" and "HTTP 401.1 - Unauthorized: Logon Failed".
This workstation's computer account was sitting in an OU that restricted the installation of IIS via a Group Policy Object setting. I've moved the computer account into an OU without any GPOs attached and ran "gpupdate /force" to refresh the list of policies that apply to the machine. I then installed IIS using a local admin account.
When I viewed the NTFS permissions on the wwwroot folder after I saw the error message originally, I saw several "Deny" entries for accounts, including a deny write entry for the IUSR account. I removed the deny entries and propaged the permissions down but still receive the HTTP 401.1 error message.