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Unable to create the virtual directory: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

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  1. Chris Dumper
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    Hi, I'm installing the Community version 3.7 on XP to see what SiteFinity is all about & get the error: Unable to create the virtual directory: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. Is there a document that details permissions? Thx ... c

  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Chris Dumper,

    The problem seems to be related to theIIS. The Project Manager impersonates the ASPNET account as the currently logged user. Please check in the top right corner of the Project Manager screen what account is being used at the moment. This user should be granted full permissions to the WebSites folder. The ASP.NET machine account should also have full permissions to this folder.

    You could also try using Blank project.There are no functional differences between the blank project and executable. You may find this posts useful.

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  3. Chris Dumper
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    Hi Ivan, thanks for helping. I deleted the previouis failed install & reinstalled as a local admin. i've checked & ASP_NET has full permissions to the ../ProjectManager & /WebSites folders however when I go to Programs, Telerik, SiteFinity Communuity, & click on SiteFinity Community 3.7 it just brings up

    Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

    What am i missing. Permissions to /ProjectManage & /Websites are as follows:

    Administrators - full
    ASP_NET - full
    Creator Owner - special
    Me - full
    Power Users - Modify
    System - full
    Users - read, list, write

    Thanks Ivan!! .. c
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Chris Dumper,

    Is your IIS server running? Can you attach the project to Visual Studio and try to run it from its built-in web server?

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