IIS Modules locked in read only windows server 2012 r2

Posted on 2014-07-11
Last Modified: 2016-06-10
Have  Server 2012 R2 with IIS Role. Running a RMM (Kaseya v7.0) application that basically took over the default web site folder and reassigned it to their folder C:\Kaseya\WebApps. Several of the features they use utilize the IIS Modules feature . One of the Applications is a virtual folder named "Download". If I select it from the list below the Default Web Site and then select (double click) Modules in the IIS section, the Alerts section in the upper right corner indicates "This feature has been locked and is read only" (See attached clip).

Kaseya is stumped on this and states this Locked & Read-Only state must be removed but cannot find a way to do this. I have tried to use the attrib command to in various ways to assure the virtual folder is not locked to read-only. However this does not seem to make any effect.


Question by:MedInfoTech
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    Nevermind. I resolved this myself just now. Had joined this to an AD domain and had logged in as a Domain Admin whose group was clearly contained in local administrators group. However full rights were apparently not being extended to that Domain Admin as I had decided to log out and back in under the true server's local administrator account and then reinstall the Kaseya VSA. Same uneventful/no error install but this time the module was not locked and set to read only.

    Not clear why this happened as the Domain Controller was a virtualized SBS 2011 server and seemed to and seemed to add this server without issues.

    Perhaps I could convert this original ticket issue to this more global file/folder/permissions issue since I recall at least once before a similar issue happened and the resolution was to be sure to log in a local administrator rather than a domain admin. I suspect I am not doing something right when I join a member server to AD and that is what is causing this issue. I have no clue what that might be however.

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