I have an application running on a Windows 2008 R2 server in IIS.
The web portal has an "Admin options" link at the login screen where I edit the SQL backend database settings.
When I click the link it's prompting me for Windows Authentication. I cannot seem to get past this part as it always results in the following error:
"Server Error - 401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied"
I am using the domain admin account (which is the only account that was used in setting up the application).
I have checked the security settings on the files and directories themselves in Windows Explorer and in IIS and they all show that Administrators have Full Control. I also tried using the local Aministrator account of the server, but that also results in the same error.
The link in question is trying to access a folder called "Admin". In IIS, the Athentication setting shows everything disabled except for Windows Authentication.
Can someone suggest how I can troubleshoot this?