FIX: You receive an "Access is denied" error message when you try to append a file that is hosted on IIS 6 by using the append command at an FTP prompt (900405)

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You want to append one file to another file that is hosted on Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6. When you try to use the append command at an FTP prompt, you receive an error message that is similar to the following:
550 FileName: Access is denied.
Note In the error message, FileName is the name of the file to which you want to append another file.

This problem occurs even though you have the Create Folders/Append Data user right on the file.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a limitation in the FTP code.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

If you do not want to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix, stop all IIS services before you apply this hotfix. To do this, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
iisreset /stop

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 for Itanium-based systems
  Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
  -------------------------------------------------------
  22-Jun-2005  16:04  6.0.3790.2471  338,432  Ftpsvc2.dll
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x64 Editions
  Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
  -------------------------------------------------------
  22-Jun-2005  16:04  6.0.3790.2471  177,664  Ftpsvc2.dll   
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x86 versions
  Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
  -------------------------------------------------------
  22-Jun-2005  15:36  6.0.3790.2471  127,488  Ftpsvc2.dll
Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based systems
  Date         Time   Version       Size     File name
  ------------------------------------------------------
  22-Jun-2005  16:04  6.0.3790.354  313,344  Ftpsvc2.dll
Windows Server 2003, x86 versions
  Date         Time   Version       Size     File name
  ------------------------------------------------------
  22-Jun-2005  15:15  6.0.3790.354  119,808  Ftpsvc2.dll

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, give the security account the Create Files/Write Data and Create Folders/Append Data user rights on the file.

To do this, follow these steps:
  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the file for which you want to change the user rights, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Security tab, and then click Advanced.
  3. Click the security account that you want to change, and then click Edit.
  4. Click to select the Create Files / Write Data Allow and Create Folders / Append Data check boxes, and then click OK three times.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

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Article ID: 900405 - Last Review: September 22, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbwinserv2003sp2fix kbfix kbbug kbqfe kbhotfixserver KB900405

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