IIS 7 and nested web.config RRS feed

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  • User-177655546 posted


     I need help with IIS 7.0 inheritance settings on windows Server 2008 Ent Edition.

    I have ASP.NET 2.0 application running on the root of the default website using 'forms authentication' method

     <authentication mode="Forms">
          <forms name="CardaginLatest" path="/" loginUrl="CardaginLogin.aspx" protection="All" timeout="30" slidingExpiration="true">
          <deny users="?" />

    I have a virtual directory under that default website with another ASP.net application; and it is working fine also using same 'forms authentiction' method.

    I also have webservice virtual directory under the default website which is not working and it is giving 401.2 access denied error messages. the webservices application has follwoing config,

    <authentication mode="Windows"/>

    I cant figure out on how to work around this problem. any help ould be apprecaited.

     PS: these sites are all working file on Winodws 2003 IIS 6.0





    Saturday, August 21, 2010 1:28 PM


  • User1073881637 posted

    Try putting the application pool in classic mode and reproducing the behavior.   IIS 7 has a  new mode called integrated mode.   You'd probably have to do a <clear /> before in the sub-folders to clear what was inherited for particular sections.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:00 AM
    Saturday, August 21, 2010 6:34 PM