Feb 23, 2006 10:21 PM|gmpeng|LINK
It certainly is confusing. The way I initially found out what was going on was to add a 'create user' page outside of the area of the site that required authentication. I uploaded it to IIS, created a user while the site was
running on the server rather than my dev machine, and then examined the aspnetdb to see what had been added. It was then that I realised that the application names didn't match.
Perhaps you could try this and see if it helps you diagnose your issue...