RE: Web Site Access requires UserID and Password
From: Roopesh (Roopesh_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 22:08:02 -0700
It appears to be a permission issue on the server
To get an exact error message try changing the browser settings
Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced -> uncheck "Show friendly HTTP Error
Try browsing again and see if it give a different error.
You must ensure that the anonymous user account has access to your Web
site's resources. The default anonymous user account in IIS 6.0 is
IUSR_machinename. This account has access to all of the content stored in the
Inetpub\wwwroot directory. However, if you create a virtual directory that
points to other locations that do not give Read permissions to the
IUSR_machinename account by default (for example, content in your Documents
and Settings folder), anonymous access is denied. IIS does not change ACLs on
your file system when you enable anonymous access to content, so you must
synchronize access between the URL namespace and the file system namespace.
Refer the article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812614/ and Check if the
permissions are set accordingly.
Use "Filemon" tool to verify the NTFS access. you may download this tool
Start capturing in Filesystem activity in filemon and browse the web page.
Stop capturing after getting the error in browser.
Save the log and analyze it. if you find any "access denied" status in the
log, give appropriate permission to he folders or files
Hope this help you..
"Clay Slape" wrote:
> I just setup a windows server 2003 installation and website.
> Something has gone wrong with the security settings that I can't find.
> Anyone who tries to enter the public website is asked to enter UserID and
> Which of my security settings is making this happen? How do I reset them to
> the default mode ?