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I am hosting my own website on IIS 7 / Win Server 2008 R2. Everything is working fine, but I want to change the root directory from C:\inetpub\wwwroot to C:\Users\Me\Desktop\MyWebsite

I changed this in the IIS Manager by going to DefaultSite->Basic Settings -> Physical Path and changing the directory. But now I get a permissions error.

Cannot read configuration file due to insufficient permissions

How can I solve this?

Some information I found via googling was this:

In Microsoft Windows Explorer, locate the folder that contains the file that you want to browse. Right-click the folder, and then click Properties. Click the Security tab. Add the account of the authenticated user. Grant the Read permission to the account, and then click OK

The bold is where I get confused. What "User" must I add? Requests are going to be coming through the browser, so won't everybody need to have access? And if so how do I add this?

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You can try to add Read access for IIS_IUSRS.

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