IIS | Error: Access is Denied.
Posted on 2009-04-07
Recently the web sites on one of our IIS servers is giving us the "Error: Access is Denied." I am new at the organization and have ingerited the task of fixing it. Enter: Experts Exchange. Here is what I know:
The sites are coded in asp.
A user was created to control the authentication for the sites and assigned to the Directory Security TAB.
Anonymous Access is check marked.
Allow IIS to control password is NOT checkmarked.
IIS is on a 2000 machine.
The 2000 machine is in a DMZ.
All passwords in all locations for this user match: both in IIS and Users and Groups.
the user is not listed in Active Directory.
Here is what I dont know:
What version of IIS I am on [there is no "help>about>" in IIS for me to check it.
The very interesting things are:
1. It was working at one point
2. This is a virtual machine which is mirrored on another virtual machine for redundacy. My Systems Team tells me that there is a "Round Robin" DNS scenerio which will bounce back and forth if one IIS Server is down. Currently, they have re-routed things so that only the working virt is receiving all the web traffic.
My task is to bring the broken one back online so as to use the redundancy again.
Short of copying the working IIS data back over to the non-working IIS what trouble-shooting steps can I take to solve this "Error: Access is Denied" message.