Do you know how to track down permission problems?

Last updated by Brady Stroud [SSW] about 2 months ago.See history

You need process monitor to track down permissions problems.

E.g. Problem

To hunt down a problem where say the IIS server couldn’t write to a directory, even after you have given permissions to the app pool account.


  1. Install and run process monitor
  2. Apply filter
  3. Rejoice

process monitor filter
Figure: Apply filter to only show "ACCESS DENIED" results

event properties
Figure: And here we have the offending account

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