Microsoft KB Archive/250537

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BUG: Internet Publishing Provider May Return a False Error Code When Run from ASP

Article ID: 250537

Article Last Modified on 3/1/2006


  • Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Internet Publishing 1.0

This article was previously published under Q250537


When the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Internet Publishing is called from an ASP page, certain operations (such as uploading, downloading, moving, copying, creating, or updating row data) incorrectly report a failure even though the operation was successful.


The failure is due to file permissions set on the server. When returning data from a remote site, the Internet Publishing Provider attempts to cache the retrieved data for offline use in a folder for which the IIS anonymous account does not have write access. However, access to the location is not required for the operation to succeed, so an error value is returned even though the operation completed successfully.


To avoid the problem when running from ASP, system administrators can specify that the provider run under a specific user account that has the proper permissions, or change the ACLs for the following locations to give read/write access to the IIS anonymous account:

Windows NT 4:

 C:\Winnt\Profiles\Default User\Application Data

Windows 2000:

 C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Microsoft


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


For additional information about security and IIS, please click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

158229 INFO: Security Ramifications for IIS Applications

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