HOW TO: Use the IIS Permissions Wizard

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This step-by-step article describes how to use the Permissions Wizard to create or edit a template and then apply the template to a folder. Apache uses .htaccess files and Directory directives in the main Httpd.conf configuration file. You can easily copy these files and directives around your site to set the same values across multiple folders. There is no equivalent in Internet Information Services (IIS). However, the IIS Permissions Wizard in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit can create templates that you can apply these templates to different folders. You can use this method to emulate the .htaccess functionality for multiple folders.

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Install the Permissions Wizard Template Maker

To install the IIS Permissions Wizard Template Maker:
  1. Insert the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit CD-ROM into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
  2. Start Windows Explorer, and then open the Apps\Iispermwizard\x86 folder on the CD-ROM.
  3. Double-click the Setup.exe file.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the Permissions Wizard Template Maker.
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Creating Permissions Templates

To create a new permissions template:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools , and then click IIS Permissions Wizard Template Maker.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Click Design New Template. To create a permissions template for an FTP site, click FTP Site. To create a permissions template for a Web site, click Web Site. Click Next to continue.
  4. Under Authentication Methods, click to select the check boxes for the authentication methods that you want to define for the template. Click Next.
  5. Under Access Permissions, click to select the check boxes for the access permissions that you want to define for the template. Click Next.
  6. Under IP Address Access Restrictions, specify whether you want to grant or deny access to specific IP addresses or hosts. Click Next.
  7. Type a name and description for your new template. Click Next.
  8. Click Finish.
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Using Permissions Templates

To apply a template to a folder or Web site:
  1. Right-click the folder or Web site, point to All Tasks, and then click Permission Wizard.
  2. Click Next to continue the Permission Wizard.
  3. Click Select new security settings from a template, then click Next.
  4. The "Site Scenario" page appears. Click the template you want to apply to the site from the list, and then click Next.
  5. Select the folder to which you want to apply the template, and then select the options to apply to the folder. Note that you can set the folder only to update from the template or to completely overwrite the existing settings for a folder.
  6. Review the security settings that are selected for your site. Click Next.
  7. Click Finish.
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For additional information about how to secure IIS when migrating from UNIX to Windows, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324216 HOW TO: Secure IIS in a UNIX-to-Windows Migration
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Article ID: 324070 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 04:32:50 - Revision: 4.2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0

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