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Posted - February 26 2010 :  17:33:42  Show Profile  Visit johnhardy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am trying to set up V7 using windows xp sp3.
If I try to change the admin folder properties to read and scripts as described in
Setting Up XP Professional I get an error
The alias "LM/W3SVC/1/Root/admin" already exists.
Please choose a different alias.
Does any one know what should be done please.

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Posted - February 27 2010 :  04:48:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi John,

I think you can follow the solution that posted below :

It is actually a common issue in web application.

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Posted - February 28 2010 :  14:54:32  Show Profile  Visit johnhardy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the answer,

I have tried several times deleting and replacing the IIS virtual server but still get the error on admin or config.
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Posted - March 04 2010 :  03:01:34  Show Profile  Visit johnhardy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Further to this item
I found eventually that
The helpnotes for V7 on Page http://helpnotes.vpasp.com/shopexd.asp?id=715 Setting Up XP Professional recommends using Web Sharing and in the picture of vpasp Properties on that page the Security tab is not present.
When I used that method it failed

The method used in the page http://www.webwizguide.com/kb/asp_knowledgebase/server_permissions.asp and recommended by support is the same as I have used on other .asp websites and allowed the wizard to complete its work successfully.

I hope this helps someone else.

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Posted - April 20 2010 :  03:52:50  Show Profile  Visit support's Homepage  Reply with Quote
To setup the folders permission on win XP, you can follow this guide below :


Hope this helps.

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