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Ed
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      08-04-2004
Hello All,

I posted earlier about a problem I was having with editing
or pasting/deleting files in the "Home Directory" of my
web server. I just noticed that the "Home Directory"
option in the "Home Directory" tab is grayed out. Why
would this be grayed out?

Would this be a configuration thing or a permissions
thing? I have an administrator account on this server
computer which I do development work on and is not
accessible outside the firewall of my company. However,
the I.T. dept maintains it (but I am the only user of this
machine). So is there some setting I need to set in IIS
manager to endable the "Home Directory" or do I need to
contact I.T.? Note: I can create virtual directories to
my heart's content. I just can't set the "Home
Directory". Any advice appreciated what I need to do to
enable the "Home Directory" option.

Thanks,
Ed
 
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Ed
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      08-04-2004
Sorry in advance if I sound like I was freaking out. So
on the website Identification window, I was infact able to
change the home directory of the identifier to a new "Home
directory". Now I don't have the problems I was having.
However, the old directory is still locked. Maybe it is
an NTFS thing. I can't delete anything from this old
directory. Is it a windows thing? or is the old "Home
Directory" still connected to IIS?

Thanks,
Ed


>-----Original Message-----
>Hello All,
>
>I posted earlier about a problem I was having with

editing
>or pasting/deleting files in the "Home Directory" of my
>web server. I just noticed that the "Home Directory"
>option in the "Home Directory" tab is grayed out. Why
>would this be grayed out?
>
>Would this be a configuration thing or a permissions
>thing? I have an administrator account on this server
>computer which I do development work on and is not
>accessible outside the firewall of my company. However,
>the I.T. dept maintains it (but I am the only user of

this
>machine). So is there some setting I need to set in IIS
>manager to endable the "Home Directory" or do I need to
>contact I.T.? Note: I can create virtual directories to
>my heart's content. I just can't set the "Home
>Directory". Any advice appreciated what I need to do to
>enable the "Home Directory" option.
>
>Thanks,
>Ed
>.
>

 
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joker
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      08-04-2004
Did you stop & restart the IIS server after changing the home directory?

Ed wrote:

> Sorry in advance if I sound like I was freaking out. So
> on the website Identification window, I was infact able to
> change the home directory of the identifier to a new "Home
> directory". Now I don't have the problems I was having.
> However, the old directory is still locked. Maybe it is
> an NTFS thing. I can't delete anything from this old
> directory. Is it a windows thing? or is the old "Home
> Directory" still connected to IIS?
>
> Thanks,
> Ed
>
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Hello All,
>>
>>I posted earlier about a problem I was having with

>
> editing
>
>>or pasting/deleting files in the "Home Directory" of my
>>web server. I just noticed that the "Home Directory"
>>option in the "Home Directory" tab is grayed out. Why
>>would this be grayed out?
>>
>>Would this be a configuration thing or a permissions
>>thing? I have an administrator account on this server
>>computer which I do development work on and is not
>>accessible outside the firewall of my company. However,
>>the I.T. dept maintains it (but I am the only user of

>
> this
>
>>machine). So is there some setting I need to set in IIS
>>manager to endable the "Home Directory" or do I need to
>>contact I.T.? Note: I can create virtual directories to
>>my heart's content. I just can't set the "Home
>>Directory". Any advice appreciated what I need to do to
>>enable the "Home Directory" option.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Ed
>>.
>>


 
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Ed
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      08-04-2004
No. I rebooted the whole machine (mouse wasn't
clicking). Then I reset security on the old directory. I
was now able to delete everything.

When you reboot the computer does that also stop and
restart IIS? I did stop and restart IIS before I created
the new Home Directory. I was still having the same
problems. I really have to face the fact that I am still
a beginner with IIS. I had a class in IIS several years
ago (IIS4). But I learn the most by fooling around with
it.

Thanks for the reply,
Ed


>-----Original Message-----
>Did you stop & restart the IIS server after changing the

home directory?
>
>Ed wrote:
>
>> Sorry in advance if I sound like I was freaking out.

So
>> on the website Identification window, I was infact able

to
>> change the home directory of the identifier to a

new "Home
>> directory". Now I don't have the problems I was

having.
>> However, the old directory is still locked. Maybe it

is
>> an NTFS thing. I can't delete anything from this old
>> directory. Is it a windows thing? or is the old "Home
>> Directory" still connected to IIS?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ed
>>
>>
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>Hello All,
>>>
>>>I posted earlier about a problem I was having with

>>
>> editing
>>
>>>or pasting/deleting files in the "Home Directory" of my
>>>web server. I just noticed that the "Home Directory"
>>>option in the "Home Directory" tab is grayed out. Why
>>>would this be grayed out?
>>>
>>>Would this be a configuration thing or a permissions
>>>thing? I have an administrator account on this server
>>>computer which I do development work on and is not
>>>accessible outside the firewall of my company.

However,
>>>the I.T. dept maintains it (but I am the only user of

>>
>> this
>>
>>>machine). So is there some setting I need to set in

IIS
>>>manager to endable the "Home Directory" or do I need to
>>>contact I.T.? Note: I can create virtual directories

to
>>>my heart's content. I just can't set the "Home
>>>Directory". Any advice appreciated what I need to do

to
>>>enable the "Home Directory" option.
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>Ed
>>>.
>>>

>
>.
>

 
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joker
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      08-04-2004
Well a system reboot would stop the service at shutdown & restart it
after the system starts coming up. I'm not sure at his point.

Ed wrote:

> No. I rebooted the whole machine (mouse wasn't
> clicking). Then I reset security on the old directory. I
> was now able to delete everything.
>
> When you reboot the computer does that also stop and
> restart IIS? I did stop and restart IIS before I created
> the new Home Directory. I was still having the same
> problems. I really have to face the fact that I am still
> a beginner with IIS. I had a class in IIS several years
> ago (IIS4). But I learn the most by fooling around with
> it.
>
> Thanks for the reply,
> Ed
>
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Did you stop & restart the IIS server after changing the

>
> home directory?
>
>>Ed wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Sorry in advance if I sound like I was freaking out.

>
> So
>
>>>on the website Identification window, I was infact able

>
> to
>
>>>change the home directory of the identifier to a

>
> new "Home
>
>>>directory". Now I don't have the problems I was

>
> having.
>
>>>However, the old directory is still locked. Maybe it

>
> is
>
>>>an NTFS thing. I can't delete anything from this old
>>>directory. Is it a windows thing? or is the old "Home
>>>Directory" still connected to IIS?
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>Ed
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>Hello All,
>>>>
>>>>I posted earlier about a problem I was having with
>>>
>>>editing
>>>
>>>
>>>>or pasting/deleting files in the "Home Directory" of my
>>>>web server. I just noticed that the "Home Directory"
>>>>option in the "Home Directory" tab is grayed out. Why
>>>>would this be grayed out?
>>>>
>>>>Would this be a configuration thing or a permissions
>>>>thing? I have an administrator account on this server
>>>>computer which I do development work on and is not
>>>>accessible outside the firewall of my company.

>
> However,
>
>>>>the I.T. dept maintains it (but I am the only user of
>>>
>>>this
>>>
>>>
>>>>machine). So is there some setting I need to set in

>
> IIS
>
>>>>manager to endable the "Home Directory" or do I need to
>>>>contact I.T.? Note: I can create virtual directories

>
> to
>
>>>>my heart's content. I just can't set the "Home
>>>>Directory". Any advice appreciated what I need to do

>
> to
>
>>>>enable the "Home Directory" option.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks,
>>>>Ed
>>>>.
>>>>

>>
>>.
>>


 
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