Multisite issues with .com urls Post installation " Drupal 6.x

I recently installed Drupal on my webserver.  When I create a new site (via the Drupal interface) it creates the site in IIS as "website.com".  When I try to access the folder website.com/drupal/sites/website.com/ it gives me this error message:

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.

Please try the following:

* Contact the Web site administrator if you believe you should be able to view this directory or page.
* Click the Refresh button to try again with different credentials.

HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to an ACL set on the requested resource.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

IIS is trying to serve the .com as the filetype .com which triggers a username/password prompt and then the above error message.

Its not folder permission issue, as I can rename the folder to anything not .com and it works (.org, .net, etc) but then drupal breaks for the website...

Note: this is not a drupal specific issue, though using multisite with drupal is the only time I'd need to name a folder "something.com".

Is there a way I can modify Drupal's code so it doesn't require the .com?
Eg: website.com/drupal/sites/website/files

Or fix IIS?
ddotsonAsked:
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meverestConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,

probably the 'drupal/sites/...' path does not have the correct access rights applied.

find that target location in windows explorer, right click the 'sites' folder, choose security and give read/execute rights to the interactive web user (i.e. IUSR_<servername>) or to 'everyone' user if you don't care about who gets access.

Cheers.
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ddotsonAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you...

I've checked these permissions and they appear to be correct.
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ddotsonAuthor Commented:
Do you have any other suggestions?
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meverestCommented:
try adding a mime type for .com to something like "text/html"

Cheers.
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Anybody13Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Hello,

do I understand you right?

Without .com your Server doesn't make any problems anymore, but if you delete the .com your drupal doesn't work anymore, because you've installed it with the other directory-name?

If I am right with this, have a look at your settings.php and check, if the folder is set there (delete the .com than) and search all your database-tables for the phrase "website.com" and replace it with "website".

After that change it should work, because drupal now thinks you've installed it into the folder "website" correctly.
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ddotsonAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately,  I am not longer able to work on this issue.  Points awarded for participation.
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