Unable to acces to ASP.NET website with IIS6 on Windows Server 2003, help! RRS feed

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  • User421854095 posted

    I want to run my ASP.NET project created with Visual Studio 2010 on II6 on Windows Server 2003, however, everytime I want to run it, I receive the message:

    Server cannot access application directory 'C:\Inetpub\InvestigatedCasesC\InvestigatedCasesC\'. The directory does not exist or is not accessible because of security settings.

     Where InvestigatedCasesC is my root project folder, I did a research and most of the time it is advised to grant read, write and execute permissions to ASPNET user in Windows, but that does not work, could you help me out please? thanks in advanced!

    Sunday, June 24, 2012 10:40 PM


  • User-101068015 posted


    You need to go to the folder listed in the error and check the NTFS permissions for that folder.  Open it in Windows Explorer, look at the security tab.

    The Documents and Settings folder structure is a bad place to have a web solution.  You should create it in a folder that's easier to manage.


    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 10:39 PM