Why you get Access Denied despite being an Administrator or enabled Anonymous Access in IIS

A couple of common misconception by users concerning IIS configuration and user privileges are that: If I am logged in as Administrator, everything should work and I should never see “Access Denied” If I enabled anonymous access in IIS, everything should work and I should never see “Access Denied” Why are the above statements not…

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What User Identity does IIS use to run code like ISAPI and CGI?

This is a common question about the user identity that an ISAPI runs with. Question: I wanna to connect to the database(sql 2000 server) in my ISAPI.I tried the connection code in a separate vc++ application it works,but when I tried to use this code in ISAPI the web site takes very long time trying…

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HOWTO: Single SignOn (SSO) considerations for ISAPI

A few days ago, I got the following question about single sign on using ISAPI. Question: Hi David, I read some of waht u wrote about ISAPI in http://groups.google.com I have different servers with different site. Most of them are asp sites and some are asp.net and html (each server has some sites). One of…

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HOWTO: Debug IIS configuration changes that mysteriously disappear

I got this question a few days ago: Question: Hi David, While perusing the internet to discover the cause of virtual directories disappearing from within IIS6.0, I found several of your posts like this one: <http://www.msusenet.com/history/topic.php/1869432174-1.html>, likely only posted once by yourself, but mirrored on other sites. I too have a monitoring script on our…

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HOWTO: Configure Web Service Extensions for CGI Application Mappings on IIS6 (Perl, Python, PHP, etc)

I got the following question about a month ago concerning CGI application map (scriptmap) configuration on IIS6. Question: Hi David, I’m having some issues configuring python CGI scripting for IIS 6. I was wondering if you have a canned response or web link giving detail to configuring Python on IIS 6. If not, I need…

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How to Manipulate (insert/replace/remove) LIST data type in IIS Configuration

After a long tour on newsgroups, I am starting my blog today. For my first entry, I am going to discuss a frequent question about IIS programmatic administration – how to manipulate the LIST data type (i.e. ScriptMaps, HttpErrors, ServerBindings, etc). No, MIMEMap is not included in this because it is not a LIST (it is…

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