Hello Shabbir, First off, nice forum, thanks for the resources. 2nd, i think the article that would work better for someone setting up a IIS server for the first time would be this. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842493 , however, even after i tried what they suggested, i realized that the problem was that i had not logged onto the domain, and instead onto the local machine. The installation of IIS did not create permissions for the domain group IIS_WPG and Network Services. BUT, creating these permissions did not resolve the problem for me. I am sure there are other things that were not configured correctly also, so instead, i just uninstalled IIS, logged onto the domain, and then reinstalled. Now is all beautiful. Thanks, i just thought this info might be useful.