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Application Updater - Keep getting 401 Unauthorized error RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Im testing out the .Net application updater component as decribed here http://windowsclient.net/articles/appupdater.aspx

    Im getting an issue that when the client tries to access the update.xml file I am getting a 401 Unathorized access error.

    I can see the update.xml file when I go to the url through the web browser. Any ideas what Im doing wrong?

    Kind Regards

    Ash

    • Moved by Leo Liu - MSFT Friday, March 4, 2011 5:19 AM Off-topic (From:Visual C# General)
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 2:39 PM

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  • The 401 error is an access error, not an existing error.  Yes, the file is there but the client / application that is trying to access it does it have the right permissions to open / write / read the file?  check the properities of the file and ensure that the user / system has the right access right and hopefully that should resolve the problem.  Hope this helps!
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 2:57 PM
  • Hi Seabass and thanks for the reply.

    I had read this in researching my problem on the internet and have tried various setups with no luck.

    Currently I have created an application pool for the site the updater is connecting to and set its identity to be localsystem.

    I have edited the security permissions of the folder being accessed in inetpub/wwwroot and allowed pretty much every account there full access.

    Any ideas?

    Ta

    Ash

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:06 PM
  • Hi AshPursglove,

    The .Net application updater component related issues is not in the support scope of Microsoft.
    I tried to find some third-party communities about this component but so far no one is got.
    I will move your thread into the Off-Topic Forum shortly.
    Thanks for your understanding.
    Leo Liu [MSFT]
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    Friday, March 4, 2011 5:19 AM