Thanks all, you jogged my memory about access permissions, there is a lot of control over that kinda thing in the Gearhost control panel, all sorted now. Cheers, Dave Stevens, www.stemfiction.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joel Morris" <joelm at citycent.com> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 7:48 PM Subject: RE: [thelist] CHMOD equiv. on Windows Host > As far as I know, security permissions can only be set by the > administrator of a Win server. > > My experience with web hosting companies is that they'll set the > permissions to run ASP scripts, but little else. So, if you need to > write to a database or use File System Object to write a file, you'll > have to ask the hosting company to set those permissions for you. > > I usually set up one or two sub-directories within the website where I > only stick the database(s) or .txt files I need to write to and have > the permissions changed only on those sub-directories. > > Joel Morris > ------------------------------- > CityCenter Co. > Website Development & Marketing > http://www.citycent.com > mailto:joelm at citycent.com > > > > > Subject: [thelist] CHMOD equiv. on Windows Host > > Is there an equivalent to the CHMOD on unix servers for a windows > server? > I'm getting an error message saying > > Can't open Members directory: Permission denied at > D:/GearHost/HostingAccounts/stem/www/cgi-bin/ubb_new_topic.cgi line > 325. > But I am on a windows host. Any ideas?Dave Stevens, > www.stemfiction.com > > -- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !