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Access Denied from writing on server.

Posted on 2012-04-10
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Dear all,

I wrote a webpage which recieve a parameter from windows application and create a directory with the name of this directory on the server.

However when trying to create it, a deny message aappears.

How to fix this?
AccessIsDenied
Thx in advanced.
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Question by:hassanayoub85
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by:Tom Beck
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It tells you in the error what you need to do. You need to give ASP.NET permission to access the folder on the server. Alternately, you could move the folder so it is inside the application where ASP.NET already has rights. Granting access is a matter of right-clicking the folder, choose Security and add the proper account and give Modify rights. The error tells you what account to add depending on your IIS version.
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by:hassanayoub85
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But there is no ASP.NET user!!!
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by:Tom Beck
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It depends on your version of IIS (see the error). ASP.NET only exists as a user on systems with IIS 5. On IIS 6 and 7 it's Network Service.

Look for articles online to cover you specific IIS version. Here's an example:

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/18072/Allow-your-ASP-NET-to-Access-your-Resources
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by:hassanayoub85
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I have WinServer2008R2 with IIS7.5.
Network Service account have full privileges, even though the error still appears!!!
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by:Tom Beck
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Look at this article. It is specific for IIS 7.5 and concerns the DefaultAppPool account.

http://devonenote.com/2010/09/grant-permission-to-defaultapppool-identity/
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by:hassanayoub85
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Added "IIS AppPool\DefaultAppPool" but still the same.
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by:Tom Beck
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I'm running out of ideas.
The path to the directory in the error seems odd. I would expect a complete path to show. Is the Logs directory outside of the application root? This is what I have been assuming all along.
Have you tried restarting the application? Restarting IIS?
Can you temporarily move the Logs directory inside the application root and see if it works?
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by:hassanayoub85
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This is the complete path in the screenshot.
IIS restarted.
Moved to root too.
Still not working.
I am gonna get crazy.
ErrorFullPath
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by:Tom Beck
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You moved the Logs directory to inside the root directory "sts" and adjusted the path in the code to a relative path? If that does not work, there is something else wrong?

In your desired folder hierarchy, are directory "st" and directory "sts" both inside the "wwwroot" directory.
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by:hassanayoub85
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st and sts are the same, just trying to add characters to see if this solve the issue.
Moved to root, it works!!! So why it is not working on the directory?
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by:Tom Beck
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I don't know why it's not working on the "st" directory. I don't have an IIS 7.5 server to play with. If you like, you can delete this question and re-post, specifically including IIS 7.5 in the question.
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by:hassanayoub85
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No I will keep it, and thx for you.
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by:Tom Beck
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Okay, but I would recommend posting a new question specific to IIS 7.5 and refer back to this question so experts can see what has been tried so far. You will get faster results.
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by:hassanayoub85
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Ok, I will see, And will not forget your help when accepting the solution.
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by:Najam Uddin
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Just to make sure, application is running under identity of Network service and this account has full control (not only read & write).
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by:hassanayoub85
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Yup
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Ive found the solution. OMG, it is the user IIS_USRS.
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I've found the solution myself
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