Do you know how to track down permission problems?

Last updated by TiagoAraujo over 10 years 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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