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Joomla hosted on IIS, Module Installation problem: cannot create directory

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I am not the greatest system administrator and I am having some problems with my current setup which has crippled my ability to continue my current Joomla project that I'm working on.

I cannot install modules.

The server's operating system is Windows Server 2008 and (obviously) I am running IIS 7.

I currently do not have FTP set up (and from what I've read you cannot use the FTP/Install-Module feature on IIS anyways) so I have been moving the un-zipped modules to the "tmp" directory in the Joomla site and have been using the install-module-from-directory feature.

When I try to install the module using this feature I keep getting an error that states that it cannot create the directory in the "modules" folder (where the module is supposed to be installed into).

I currently have the worst settings on my web server....I have set the permissions for the anonymous Internet user accounts to full access (read, write, and execute) too all folders in the Joomla site.

I have more than double checked (on several occasions) to make sure that the anonymous user accounts have permissions to create folders and modify them.

The user accounts that I have this set these permissions for are the IUSR_CompName account, and the IIS_IUSRS account.

If these are not the correct accounts to be setting these permissions for then please let me know because it will probably solve my problem (and I will feel like an idiot but will be extremely grateful)

I am pretty desperate at this point because the Joomla forum has failed to be any help on the issue (the only reply I got stated that I should chmod 777...which is not very helpful for a Windows/IIS setup! And never mind that...I have "777" permissions already set for the anonymous accounts!!)

It's been almost a month and I can't even begin to describe how frustrated I am with this whole thing.

Thanks a lot for your help,

Feb 17 '10 #1
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Switch to linux? You could install the windows version of apache?

Why don't you setup permissions for "everyone" and allow them full access? Does IIS get its permissions from the system or does it have its own permissions like apache would on a linux machine?
Feb 17 '10 #2
9,735 Expert Mod 8TB
I would but don't have a computer to use for a Linux/Apache web server setup.
I have a Windows Server at my disposal (which is hosting ASP.NET websites)...

Feb 17 '10 #3
9,735 Expert Mod 8TB
I fixed the problem....
It had to do with giving the NetworkServices account read/write access.

Thanks for your help

Feb 22 '10 #5

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