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permissions when authoring in VS

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Help!

I need to know what permissions (NTFS?) I need to set when authoring a web
application in VS.NET. I've previously been logging in as Administrator but
since tightening up security on my home pc, I'd like to use another
(non-admin) user account.

One of the problems is when I I login as a non-admin user and try and
open/create a web project using 'front page server extensions' as the web
access method. A dialog pops up asking me for the Administrator password.
Although entered correctly, it doesn't allow me to access/create anything.

Thanks,
Wayne.
Nov 18 '05 #1
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With FrontPage extensions, you will have to add your user account as an
author while logged in as an admin. You do this by opening the IIS Manager
and right clicking the web in question, or the root web, if you want all.
Under the All Tasks, you will see the Check Server Extensions. You can then
navigate to the page that allows you to add authors rather easily.

This does not solve all problems, however. You also have to make sure your
user is in the debugging users group, which is done in the Computer
Management applet (under admin tools) [NOTE: Assuming XP Pro here, the tools
are slightly different in other versions of Windows, although you should be
able to find them] Go to the User Management portion and select the groups
folder. You can then add your user account to debug users.

If you have a server OS, you may have to jump through a few more hoops.

Overall, I would not be as worried about being logged in as admin, unless
you leave your box open for others to dink with. I hit Cntl+Alt+Del and lock
the workstation, so I am not overly concerned (except at home, where I trust
everyone -- it still times out and locks the machine after a time). If you
are concerned about security, I would be more apt to rename the
Administrator account and create a new account, named Administrator, with an
ultra hard password and NO rights to anything. To mimick the Admin account,
have the account so it can never get locked out. Makes a great honey pot for
hackers, without danger your machine.

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Gregory A. Beamer
MVP; MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

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Help!

I need to know what permissions (NTFS?) I need to set when authoring a web
application in VS.NET. I've previously been logging in as Administrator but since tightening up security on my home pc, I'd like to use another
(non-admin) user account.

One of the problems is when I I login as a non-admin user and try and
open/create a web project using 'front page server extensions' as the web
access method. A dialog pops up asking me for the Administrator password.
Although entered correctly, it doesn't allow me to access/create anything.

Thanks,
Wayne.

Nov 18 '05 #2

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