Working today on my Vista when I Added New Virtual Directory from IIS manager pointing to newly created folder on Desktop and upon browsing it ended with 500.19 on browser

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Next thing came in my mind was to compare permission on new folder on Desktop(even though error message does not indicate of that Tongue out)

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Aha there seem to be difference between the two folders. The new folder on Desktop was missing IIS_IUSRS and USERS Group– Read & Execute permissions.

The IIS_IUSRS group is intended to replace the IIS_WPG group. This built-in group has been granted access on all the necessary file(\wwwroot) more…

After adding IIS_IUSR account first and when I tried browsing it and the error message changed to 401.3 – Unauthorized due to ACL. This forced me to add USERS group to resolve this issue completely!!!

Till then bye Smile

PS: on Vista home edition you won’t be able to find Local Users & Group option in Computer management MMC. It has been this way since XP.