With Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, we have a new Web Server with a completely different UI. It’s sometimes difficult to get your things done the way you used to do with the age old IIS 5 and IIS 6 UI. Here I am going to post some “Did you know” series, which will show you how you did a configuration settings in IIS 6 and how you can do the same in IIS 7 and IIS 7.5.
In IIS 6.0,
To enable, File Level Authentication in IIS 6.0.
- Go to the Web Site (Default Web Site in our case)
- Right click on the file e.g. iisstart.htm -> Properties
- Click File Security
- Click Edit… under Authentication and access control
In IIS 7 / 7.5
To enable, File Level Authentication in IIS 7 / 7.5
- Go the Web Site (Default Web Site in our case)
- Click Content View
- Right click on the file e.g. iisstart.htm -> Switch to Features View
- Double click Authentication
- Now, select the Authentication Type you want to configure
NOTE: you can also make similar changes in the applicationHost.config, e.g.
<location path="Default Web Site/iisstart.htm">
<anonymousAuthentication enabled="true" />
<basicAuthentication enabled="false" />
<windowsAuthentication enabled="false" />
Hope this helps,
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