Error message Access Denied can appear if the IUSR account does not have Write permission. Follow these directions to resolve this issue.
- At C:\inetpub, right-click on the wwwroot folder, and select Properites.
- Click on the Security Tab.
- Highlight the IIS_IUSRS account, and click on the Edit button.
Note: You may also need to do this with your Windows user account.
- Check-mark the Write permission.
- Click Apply, OK.