When there is no network connection open, IIS cannot list the files, and the "Access is Denied" error message occurs even though the user has root access to the share and its contents.
When a network connection is open, IIS can then list the contents of the share, but a user cannot browse to the default file. (A stop sign icon still appears next to the virtual directory.)
If you map a drive letter to the share, and IIS is configured to search for the mapping, a user can successfully browse to that site. (A stop sign icon still appears next to the virtual directory.)
Warning This method involves a security risk because the user who created the mapping must remain logged on to the local console. Therefore, the only security is by locking the computer.
To work around this problem, do the following:
- Map a drive letter to \\servername\iisroot using "root" and "password."
- In the Samba virtual directory, change the home directory from Share on Another Computer to Local Directory, and then specify the drive letter that you mapped in step 1.
- Restart the Web site, and then test it by browsing.
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Article ID: 256322 - Last Review: Jul 30, 2008 - Revision: 1