April 08, 2011

Authorization: Cannot verify access to path

Error:
Authorization Cannot verify access to path

Error Description:
The server is configured to use pass-through authentication with a built-in account to access the specified physical path. However, IIS Manager cannot verify whether the built-in account has access. Make sure that the application pool identity has Read access to the physical path. If this server is joined to a domain, and the application pool identity is NetworkService or LocalSystem, verify that \$ has Read access to the physical path. Then test these settings again.

Solution:
1- Open IIS 7.0
2- Select Default Web Site and Right-Click on it
3- Select Add Application... or Add Virtual Directory...
4- Select Contact as..
5- Change Path credentials: from Application user (pass-through authentication) to Specific user:
6- Add a Admin User with password like COMPUETRNAME\Administrator User

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

it helps me. thanks a ton

Anonymous said...

I tried adding my Computer name with my Admin Username for the computer, but this message came up:

"The specified user name does not exist."

Anonymous said...

Thanks you very much for this help..

Anonymous said...

hi, i had the same issue, i deleted the site, created a domain user with domain user permissions, then i recreated the site using that new user per the above instructions. i am able to do what i need (before i got error 500). HOWEVER - is there a security concern with that domain user? is this the best practices for IIS7? thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi
I am having the same problem as one of the comment above:

"The specified user name does not exist."

I have checked the computer name and user name in Controll Panel and it is correct

Curtis Watts said...

be sure u put a $ at end of name.. say my pc name is LROY-PC
well you would put it like LROY-PC$ then it will work

Anonymous said...

Curtis Watts
owesome ..thanks alotttttt

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks. It worked..
I found your post after nail biting 6 hour of work and it solved my problem.
Thanks you saved me...

Anonymous said...

I tried the method and enters the password. But it keeps saying that "The specified password is invalid. Type a new password."

Is there any required for this password?

Anonymous said...

I tried the method and enters the password. But it keeps saying that "The specified password is invalid. Type a new password."

Is there any required for this password?

srvikram13 said...

Here,

http://serverfault.com/questions/38222/iis-7-5-windows-7-http-error-401-3-unauthorized

This solved my problem!

William Nsubuga said...

How about in Windows 7, I tried this approach but it didn't work. The website still does not show up.

Anonymous said...

Thank u my friend

Anonymous said...

Had the same problem. In my case it was caused by Windows Firewall. To create a rule in windows firewall go to advanced settings, inbound rules, new rule, under type select port and configure it for TCP and port 80.

Anonymous said...

thank you Sir...this work for me after hours of work

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Siva T V said...

Good one..it works

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Admin said...

Gracias!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have problem. When changing the path credential, it doesn't allow me to type anything under specific user just as if it is disabled. Can anyone tell me how to enable it?