Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

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

Posted on 2009-04-07
4
Medium Priority
?
262 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
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.
0
Comment
Question by:M3hcSS
[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
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
oobayly earned 1500 total points
ID: 24092563
Have you enabled Directory Browsing for the virtual directory. Also does the IIS user have persmission to access the directory?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:M3hcSS
ID: 24096714
I've enabled directory browsing but I don't know what to put so IIS user can access the directory.
0
 
LVL 15

Assisted Solution

by:oobayly
oobayly earned 1500 total points
ID: 24097217
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.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:M3hcSS
ID: 24169518
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.
0

Featured Post

Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

Question has a verified solution.

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

More often than not, we developers are confronted with a need: a need to make some kind of magic happen via code. Whether it is for a client, for the boss, or for our own personal projects, the need must be satisfied. Most of the time, the Framework…
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…
How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation. This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse. How to solve incompa…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…

636 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