Microsoft KB Archive/254613
Article ID: 254613
Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006
- Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
This article was previously published under Q254613
When you connect to a Windows 2000 Server-based computer running Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0, you may receive the following error message:
There are several causes for this kind of error message, which include the following:
- Permission problems or conflicting permissions can cause this problem. Administrators sometimes forget to remove or streamline permissions at the NTFS level, which can cause the error message to occur. For additional information about setting permissions on NTFS drives, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
187506 List of NTFS Permissions Required for IIS Site to Work
- IUSR missing Read and Execute (RX) permissions on the Global.asa file can cause this error message. It is often incorrectly assumed that granting Read access to the Global.asa file allows malicious users the ability to read and manipulate that file. Actually, for sites that allow Anonymous access, this permission is required for the Global.asa file to initiate properly. If you are not using the Anonymous account, please see the Knowledge Base article referenced previously for information on setting correct permissions.
- The FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) are not installed correctly. The FPSE set up the server for added functionality by using the FrontPage and Visual InterDev client tools. If they are incorrectly or incompletely installed, this error message can occur.
- It is possible that pages are in a subfolder of the parent application root, and that folder has restricted permissions. For example, if the Default Web Site is set at C:\Inetpub\Wwwroot, and this is the Application root in Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS). The Wwwroot folder has given NTFS permissions to the Everyone group. However, under the Wwwroot folder, permissions have been set on a folder called test that restricts access to that folder. If you have set up a Web site so that folders at one level of the site have relatively open permissions, and sub-levels have restricted permissions, then you may encounter this problem. Please see the Knowledge Base article referenced previously to set consistent permissions for the entire application.
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