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Site is served by an IIS webserver through SSL and basic authentication.

The root directory and all subdirectories should be accessible to every authenticated user, except for subdirectory /wwwroot/yearlyperformancereviews/ (and all its subdirectories) which should only be accessible for members of the group "HR_Creeps".

How can I restrict access to the folder /wwwroot/yearlyperformancereviews/ as specified?

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With the appropriate NTFS permissions on the folders in question.

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meaning that I cannot do it with Basic Authenthication? – aag Jan 4 '13 at 5:53
Actually, basic will work too, but Windows auth is nicer since you get SSO. – MDMarra Jan 4 '13 at 11:55
thanks. I would love to use Windows Auth, but I got nothing but trouble when I tried. See this post:… – aag Jan 4 '13 at 16:16

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