Solved

IISlockdwon can't undo

Posted on 2011-09-21
5
227 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
here goes, I have a windows 2000 server used as a web server hosting an intranet and website, I ran IISlockdown as was worried about possible intrusions, now the intranet no longer works. I tried to undo, but it stalls and gives
Starting undo...
Backing up IIS metabase...
Restoring file permissions...
Bad log format: wrong format for log file
Undo did not complete

is there a way to bypass this and re-enable the settings?
0
Comment
Question by:eric_l99
[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
5 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Rovastar
ID: 36583274
What "is no longer works"?

Errors? Blank page? Any thing in any logs?
0
 
LVL 60

Accepted Solution

by:
Kevin Cross earned 500 total points
ID: 36583932
Yes, it has been a while, but IISLockdown is wonderful unless you web applications take advantage of some feature that is considered insecure like parent paths or additional NTFS security. During the lock down rights are updated and IIRC for IIS 5 the URLScan is installed. Not 100% sure as my major last web farm was all IIS 6. If URLScan is installed (check \system32\inetsrv\urlscan\), you can edit the .ini file to re-enable features you need for your web-site to work.
0
 
LVL 60

Assisted Solution

by:Kevin Cross
Kevin Cross earned 500 total points
ID: 36583963
And by "Yes," I was agreeing with Rovastar that clarification on your definition of "no longer works" is needed as you will likely have an easier time fixing the site than removing the lockdown. My memory is murky on the topic, but recall that being a pain with IIS 5 / Windows 2000. I remember using port80 a lot more back then, but I also have IIS 4 to worry about and with the numbers of servers I had to deal with consistency was key. But anyway, if memory serves me correctly, removing the lockdown may not be a friendly process.
0
 

Author Comment

by:eric_l99
ID: 36716828
I am in the process of restoring the permissions to the directories and files manually since the "undo" completely crapped out, the errors I am getting are blank pages, I usually get a login page but I did not get that anymore,

after reapplying rights to specific folders highlighted in the log, I was able to get parts of the site back up, I am currently in the process of sorting out the other parts.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:eric_l99
ID: 37461439
access to folders reinstated manually, some parts still not working but they are now obsolete, thanks everyone
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

What is an ISAPI filter?   •      It's an assembly (.dll file) that can add or change the way IIS works.   •      They can be enabled globally for your web server or on a site-by-site basis.   When the IIS server receives a request, enabling the ISAPI fi…
If you are a web developer, you would be aware of the <iframe> tag in HTML. The <iframe> stands for inline frame and is used to embed another document within the current HTML document. The embedded document could be even another website.
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…

695 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