Step 4: Reset permissions on the ExchWeb directory

Brien Posey
The final step in the IIS virtual directory repair process is resetting permissions on the ExchWeb directory.

  1. Open the IIS Manager and navigate to your server -> Web Sites -> Default Web Site -> ExchWeb.

  2. Right click on the ExchWeb directory, click Properties and select the Directory Security tab.

  3. Click the Edit button found in the Authentication and Access Control section to view the Authentication Methods dialog box.

  4. Make sure the Enable Anonymous Access checkbox is selected; also mark off the Integrated Windows Authentication checkbox.

  5. Click OK. You may see a dialog box asking you if you want to override inheritances. If this happens, click Select All, followed by OK.

  6. Click OK a couple more times and quit IIS Manager.

Your Exchange-related IIS virtual directories should now be functional.



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 Step 1: Back up existing Exchange-related IIS virtual directories
 Step 2: Remove damaged Exchange-related IIS virtual directories
 Step 3: Create new Exchange-related IIS virtual directories
 Step 4: Reset permissions on the ExchWeb directory

Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at

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