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04-28-2009, 03:15 PM
I am using IIS running on an XP Pro box recently reinstalled. When trying to open a website from the IIS I am getting the error shown here http://www.corobori.com/sos/IISOpen.jpg
I am administrator on this machine. I saw several posts but all of them are about people using VS 2005 on Vista but I am running XP Pro
On Windows XP Pro, there is Administrator, then there is Administrators. Simply having admin privileges is probably not enough. I would go into the User control panel and make sure the user account has been added to the Administrators (not just Local Administrators) group. Also, is the computer part of a domain?
04-29-2009, 01:37 PM
Possibly not related to your problem, but I'm just throwing this in:
I could be wrong, but I think XP Pro defaults to Home version like settings on install. It's possible to overlook the setting for Simple File Sharing. Toggle this to open the Security Tab of Windows Explorer folder and file property sheets.
And like Wige said, there is a hidden Administrator superuser that doesn't show up in any lists. Log in with that user and you will have complete local privileges, at least, if nothing else.
I've never been clear on this account. When XP is installed an adminstrators group account is created that the installer sees. When a password is set on this account it applies to only that account. Why doesn't Windows alert the installer (the person at the controls) to the fact there is another account?
Technically, there is still no password on the Administrator account so you might be able to just log in. I'd change this to a hardened password right now, if this were in fact the case.