IIS 5 & IIS 6
Problems with permissions.
Last post Jan 16, 2008 02:09 AM by AtomicVette
Jan 16, 2008 12:24 AM|AtomicVette|LINK
I'm running Vbulletin on my webserver IIS6. I'm having a problem with a feature of vbulletin that allows users to upload pictures into the file system on the server. However I keep getting an error when trying to set up this feature. it says, "Vbulletin
was unable to write to the directory, check the permission on your webserver." I've asked vbulletin about this and haven't gotten much of an answer, they say that the "webserver" needs read/write access to the specified directory. So i've tried giving IIS_WPG
read/write acces to the directory, but I still get the same message. what all permission for what users do I need to add?
Jan 16, 2008 12:44 AM|qbernard|LINK
You should always refers to the product doc or vendor resolution, as we don't know what is required.
Granting read & write permissions to account is a security risk, I would suggest check with the owner again.
You can also try revert back to the original setup, run Filemon from MS to trace and see what account needs write access, then grant that account to the specified directory only.
Jan 16, 2008 12:50 AM|AtomicVette|LINK
beleive me I wish they would answer, but they just keep saying the same thing over and over, "give your webserver read/write access to the directory" 90% of the people on their support forums run on apache so I'm not getting much help from the community
However, your suggestion about using filemon is a great idea. I'll try that and see what I come up with..
Jan 16, 2008 01:18 AM|AtomicVette|LINK
Okay used filemone, got some more info, it looks like it's attempting to access the folder using hte ISUR_MachineName user. It say it denied access to the folder. So i went in gave the user access to read/write, now i'm getting this, first it opens the
directory with a success, next it does a "notify cleanup" then the next line is Invalid Device Request, then a BufferOverFlow, followed by a bunch of garabge.
Here's a screencap of the processing going at the time.
Jan 16, 2008 01:45 AM|qbernard|LINK
You can ignore bufferoverflow entries. though i have not seen invalid device request.
so what do you get in the webpage now? still "write access error" ?
any other access denied entry?
Jan 16, 2008 02:09 AM|AtomicVette|LINK
yep, there was one other way up the list, I guess it needed "modify" rights as well as read/write.
Thanks for your help, the filemon suggestion was what I needed!