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Configuring Permissions for Remote Logging

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

IIS can store log files on a remote share as long as the remote computer allows IIS to create log files and write data to the remote share. Use the following procedure to configure permissions on the remote machine so IIS can create log files and write data to the remote share.

Procedures

To configure permissions for remote logging
  1. On the remote computer, navigate to systemroot\System32, right-click the LogFiles folder, and then click Sharing and Security.

  2. On the Sharing tab, click Share this folder, and then click Permissions.

  3. Click Add.

  4. Click Object Types.

  5. Select the Computers check box, and click OK. If you like, you can deselect all other options.

  6. In the Enter the object name to select box, type the object name in the form Domain\WebServer, and then click OK.

  7. In the Group or user names list, select the Domain\WebServer object, and in the Permissions section, select the Allow check box next to Full Control.

  8. In the Group or user names list, select Everyone.

  9. In the Permissions section, clear all permissions and click OK. The remote computer now has the appropriate access permissions.

  10. To set the appropriate file permissions, click the Security tab.

  11. Select the Domain\WebServer object and in the Permissions section, select the Allow check box next to Full Control.

  12. Click Apply, and then click OK.

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