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Old March 9th, 2004, 01:24 PM
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Default security setting problem

When I hit the site http://localhost/thephile/, I got the following error message:

Server cannot access application directory 'D:\Wrox\ThePhile\'. The directory does not exist or is not accessible because of security settings.

Application directory is 'D:\Wrox\ThePhile\'. Is there something wrong with the security settings? I did give the folder as Web Sharing.

Can anyone give me a help? Thanks.
Old March 9th, 2004, 01:27 PM
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Hi there,

You'll have to make sure that the account that ASP.NET is running under (usually the ASPNET or the IWAM_UserName account) has sufficient permissions to the D:\Wrox\ThePhile\ folder. Marking it for "Web Sharing" alone is not enough.



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Old March 9th, 2004, 02:41 PM
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Can you tell me how to check it? Thanks.

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Right click the folder and go to properties. You should see a 'Security' tab. If you don't try this:

Open 'My Computer'. Click 'Tools' and then 'Folder Options'. Then click on the 'View' Tab and scroll all the way to the bottom. Uncheck 'Use Simple File Sharing(Recommended)' and click 'Ok' or 'Yes' to the warning.

Once that has been done you should be able to go the the folder where your db.mdb is at and right click on the folder and give <machine name>\aspnet account write access to the folder.

You must be using NTFS and NOT FAT16 or FAT32.
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I was following your instructions and discoverd that I did not have a asp.net username setup. Once I did that it works perfectly.

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