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IIS7.5 - You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am getting the following error on IIS7.5 (Windows 2008 R2 Server) on any DotNet site running (copied over from an IIS6 W2K3 Server) on IIS.
"403 - Forbidden: Access is denied."
"You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied."
I have forms authentication on all the web.config files.
The IUSR account had read/execute privileges in all the affected DotNet sites, and files.
URL authorization role is installed.
Basic authentication is installed.
default pages are set - "default.aspx"

still no luck - what other settings are required on a new IIS7.5 setup?  What other security settings are needed?
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

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Commented:
Do I need to create an account called "DefaultAppPool" or "IIS AppPool" ?
I can find neither account on the system.

The sites are in a folder called "sites" (so it's not the default)

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Commented:
okay, it's hidden (why would they hide this account from the GUI is beyond me) - i typed it in directly
IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool
I granted that account full access to the sites folder, still no luck. :(


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Commented:
I tried also using the command line tool:

icacls e:\sites /grant "IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool":(OI)(CI)(RX)

no luck, there. (the command works fine, but these permissions are not helping, either)

gave full control to IIS_IUSRS and IUSR

still no luck.

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Commented:
I just tried "Everyone" with full control.  Still no dice.

I'll try NetworkService tomorrow.  must.. get... sleep...

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