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Set Web Server Permissions When Using ASP and an Access Database

Set Web Server Permissions When Using ASP and an Access Database

Beginners often run into permissions problems as soon as they try to write data to a database driven Web site using Access and Internet Information Server (IIS). A common error message is:

 [Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access 97 Driver] Couldn't lock file.

Microsoft Access needs to create a locking information file (using the .LDB extension) in the database directory. To make sure that Access can create the file, give the Web server account (IUSR_) read and write permissions to the directory.

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