IIS 7 virual directory log on issue
Posted on 2010-01-12
We'd like to update our MS web server W2K3 to W2K8, so I put together a test system consisting of a W2K8 server in the workgroup "WORKGROUP" and an Integrity OpenVMS server running CIFS (Samba) in the NT domain "LANGROUP" with the CIFS share allowing public / guest access. I put the web site on the server and mapped a virtual directory to the Integrity. The W2K8 server has no problem displaying the files in the CIFS share, but when IIS 7 tries to open it from the authentication icon in "features view" I get an error \\?\UNC\rx2660\webreports\web.config - cannot read configuration file. Yet IIS 7 sees the entire directory when using the "content view". I tried adding a user of the same name and password on both machines and that changed the IIS error message, but still didn't work. I tried with no web.config file and a blank one. The error message is:
500.19, error 0x8007052e, can not log on locally to \\rx2660\webreports as user langroup\samba$user with virtual directory password. Yet, when I right click the virtual directory and go to change permissions, it takes the username and password just fine.
Any ideas would be appreciated! Thank you.