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IIS--How do I browse the Virtual Directory I created inside a website?

Posted on 2009-04-07
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The website would be called TEST.

TEST has a virtual directory named "Photos" that points to another computer's folder as "A share located on another computer." I can see the files as names under the virtual directory but when I click "browse" it gives me this error "there is a problem with the page" which is probably a permissions problem.

I'm sure this is a permissions problem but I don't know where the permissions is failing.
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Have you enabled Directory Browsing for the virtual directory. Also does the IIS user have persmission to access the directory?
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I've enabled directory browsing but I don't know what to put so IIS user can access the directory.
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I just tried adding a network share as a virtual directory in IIS, and the first thing it did was to ask what username & password should be used to connect to the share.
I'd suggest adding the IIS user to the remote machine (IIS typically runs as IUSR_<machine name>), and on the remote machine give IUSR_<machine name> permission to access the shared folder.

That way when you add a network share as virtual directory, you can specify the IIS user to access the share.
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Bah, I was never able to get this to work except by adding permissions in Active Directory and through the folder the application accesses. Not the solution I was hoping but I'll go with it.
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