[FX.php List] [OFF] Windows Temp permissions for uploading

Joel Shapiro mail at jsfmp.com
Mon Nov 17 17:56:49 MST 2014

Hi all

I've got a situation.  I'm uploading files via PHP to a Windows Server 2008 (IIS7).  The file is successfully uploading to C:\Windows\Temp and then successfully moving to an "uploads/" directory inside the site.  However, there's some kind of permissions problem on the file inside /uploads/.

If I point my browser to the uploaded file ("xyz.com/uploads/myFile.docx"), I get a "401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials." error.

If I manually move the same myFile.docx into the /uploads/ folder (via my Mac's Finder, not uploaded via PHP), then pointing to the file's URL (as above) successfully downloads the file.

This post:
*seems* like it should address this issue: "... The problem is when Windows copies that file, it keeps the temporary directory’s permissions and doesn’t inherit your web directory’s permissions."  But setting most of the existing Windows accounts/objects in Windows\Temp to Full Control doesn't fix the problem.

FWIW: This works fine on my Mac dev server.

Does anybody have any thoughts/suggestions?  Is there a specific account/object in C:\Windows\Temp that should be set a specific way?


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