Last post Dec 13, 2010 09:04 PM by suneeld
Dec 10, 2010 11:11 AM|dualflex|LINK
I have a relatively fresh install of Windows 2008 server R2 . Using IIS 7 GUI manager I cannot edit my web.config file (my_site_home / Management / Configuration editor). I get :
"Cannot read config file c:/inetpub/wwwroot/web.config, insufficiemt permission"
* Have created the file with notepad manually, IISusr has read permission (win security)
* As suggested in another thread have tried to qualify the associated application pool from "integrated" to "classic" (wwwroot_site / basic settings)
Any pointers are appreciated!
Dec 11, 2010 11:05 PM|suneeld|LINK
Whatever section you are trying to modify , check first whether those settings are set to read write in server configuration in IIS. Then only you can actually change that. In IIS7 feature delegation is the place you are supposed to look at .
Dec 12, 2010 07:09 PM|dualflex|LINK
Where is server configuration exactly?
I have found a short term work around but not elegant... I stop my web site and then I can edit web.config!
However, when the web site is running I cannot edit the web.config file with the GUI interface... (IIS 7 man / wwwroot -feature view / Management - Configurator Editor)
When I target web.config instead of ApplicationHost.config (access ok for that one) I get an alert : "This feature has been locked and is read only".
Dec 13, 2010 09:04 PM|suneeld|LINK
IIS maintains a config file to store the configuration of the server. You are getting locked because of a new feature called "feature delegation" . You need to read about it so that you can unlock your features. It's pretty easy. Search on www.iis.net website
for the same.