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Access denied to temporary files folder – error while browsing Aspx page

February 20, 2013 Leave a comment

I was getting below “Access denied” error, when I was browsing my Aspx page hosted in IIS 7.

Access denied Aspx page

Access denied temp files

Hers are more details about my hosted web application

  • Website application pool’s Pipeline mode is “Integrated”
  • Application pool Identity set to a Service Account

Below is the reason and fix that worked in my case


  • Issue seems a permission issue to access the temporary folder, for the account under which the website is running.
  • In our scenario, it’s the “Service Account” under which website is running does not have write access to Temp folder

Fix 1

  •  Provide “Write” access to the “C:\Windows\Temp” folder, to the Account under which your application running

Fix 2

  • Grant the required permissions to the “Service Account” by running Aspnet_regiis.exe -ga [User id]
    • So it grants the specified user or group access to the IIS metabase and other directories that are used by ASP.NET.
    • We typically use this option when creating a custom service account.
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