I am setting up a simple site which shall contain some static file and I want to enable directory browsing plus this site should be available to all.

  1. Whenever I enable directory
    browsing it creates a web.config
    file, (I don't want it). now I can browse the site. so far OK.
  2. I share the folder to allow access to a
    group, now this site stops working and
    throws 500 error.

Server is windows 2008 R2, IIS 7.5


It got solved however I am not sure it will work in all scenarios because there is no direct correlation.

I granted read & execute rights to Server/IIS_IUSERS and it resolved the problem.

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