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First of all, I'm a total beginner to this, so let me know if I need to clarify something.

I think I got the right directory structure in IIS 6.0, but when I try to open the website I get this error:

Parser Error Message: An error occurred loading a configuration file: Access to the path 'C:\Inetpub\GoSlow\WebApplication1\WebApplication1\web.config' is denied.

I've tried to give read/write/execute permission to everything involved, but still no luck. What can I try?


When I write default web site and go to directory security then edit, it tells me that Anonymous access is granted to this website by a user account called gmt25p.

Right click default web site, permissions:

I went to users and made sure "read & execute, list folder contents, and read" was allowed. I added ASPNET, which registered as the ASP.NET Machine Account, and read, write, list folder contents, read & execute, and modify are allowed. I added gmt25p and allowed read, write, list folder contents, read and execute, and modify. I also don't remember where I saw the Interent Guest Account but I tried adding it, too, and gave it full modify/read+execute/list folder contnets/read/write persmissions (when it didn't work, I put it back to the default.)

The file web.config is also not read-only or anything and can be opened fine from explorer.

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Explain much more fully what you did when you say this : "I've tried to give read/write/execute permission to everything involved" - who did you give rights, and where to? –  mfinni Jun 14 '11 at 22:34
@mfinni Thanks for the tip, I've updated it. –  Jeremy Jun 14 '11 at 22:52

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