Map Drive through Cloud not Showing on Website

I have a cloud windows server 2012. I have a documents server which I have created a map path to D:/
(UPDATE: I can even create a directory on C:/KILL and the same problem. It's not finding the directory/files from the physical path. When I do this locally, it works fine. Just not on the server.)

I have created a virtual directory in IIS and I can see the files in the virtual directory. They exist.

But when I run the web application from a browser, and try to access that directory by going to one of the image files via the URL, it can't find anything. If I try to access via a physical path, D:/Documents/ it also does not find it that way either.

This is a Rackspace server on the cloud. Does anyone know if there are settings we need that we're missing?

virtual directory in IIS with files showing
If I try to go there directly through my URL, like so:
I get this error:
500 - Internal server error.
There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.

if I go through the physical path, it doesn't seem to recognize anything there either.

Any ideas?

Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
is d:\documents located on the Rackspace server and did you change the security on the folder d:\documents (ntfs permissions) to give the web server access to that folder and sub folders with at least read access?
Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
yes, it is on the rackspace server.

And as far as permissions, how do I go about doing that?

I do notice that when I used a directory in my project, I would setup permissions on the Users (APP-1\Users) account for ability to create folders, read, write, etc.

But with this drive, this account doesn't exist. Here is a screenshot. On the left is the project directory permissions. And on the right is the error when I try to paste in this user:

how do I setup the proper "web user" permissions on this mapped drive?

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
add the everyone account in both the share and the ntfs permissions will full read access
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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I logged in as an admin to the server.
I right clicked the mappathed Docs network connection and added permissions for Everyone. I set it to full control just for good measure.
I opened the Documents directory inside this connection and did the same thing.
I created a virtual path in my IIS web site. I right clicked and set the permissions on it the same.

However, nothing appears from the web site. I reset the website via IIS.

If I change the path to something on the webserver, like C://Kill/Documents, it does work (with permissions). But it doesn't work on this network.

So when you say "both the share and the ntfs permission" did I cover it all? or am I still missing something?

Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
any ideas?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
have you tried using the full address instead of the mapped drive i.e.
\\ipaddress\sharename ?
Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
yes, I did. thank you. That didn't work.

I'm thinking maybe there is something to do with permissions on the load balancer? But I don't know anything about that stuff, so I don't know.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Glad you found out the problem..
Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
It was the load balancer. Thanks!
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