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More problems with Manifold IMS

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post

1. Can I mount IMS served by Manifold on a server with Linux RedHat operating system and Apache Server?

Yes, it is possible to mount it on Apache, because there is way to support routines IIS. But it is definitely not possible to mount it on Linux, it must be Windows.

2. I have already published an IMS service as explained before, IIS is enabled and even now it’s not yet published.

The message that sends me is:

You are not authorized to view this page

You don’t have permission to view this directory or this page with the supplied credentials.

Try the following:

  • Click the Refresh button to try again with different credentials.
  • If you believe you should be able to view this directory or page, please contact the webmaster using the e-mail address or phone number listed on the localhost home page.
HTTP 401.3 – Access denied by ACL on resource
Internet Information Server Services

In this case, what remains is to give rights to the .map file, for this we must enter:

Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Internet Information Server Services

In the event that the file is stored in a sub folder in Inetpub, you need only to select it and choose the .map file


Then give the right click to the mouse button to properties, directory and enable all rights. It should also be done the same with the folder.

In the event that the file is stored in another directory, other than the Inetpub you should create a virtual directory.

It is made with Action / new / virtual directory… and follows the wizard until it ends. Then choose the .map file and give the properties.


After this publication restart the IIS publication.

3. To edit the map, are assigned rights lost?

Yes. It is a curious situation that if you edit the .map file being published, and save the changes, are lost the rights assigned via IIS.

That’s why it sends this error:

HTTP 500.100. Internal server error: ASP error

Internet Information Server Services

Technical Information (for support personnel)

* Error Type:
Unspecified error
/cat3/default.asp, line 125

* Browser Type:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; es-ES; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/

* Page:
POST 723 bytes to /cat3/default.asp

I tried to restore its rights … and nothing, sometimes yes, sometimes no, so it is better not to publish the file in use, but one that placed as a repository, to do this:

Open .map file you want to publish, in the directory where it is stored, create the publication, testing whether the publication works from the browser, if not, give rights from IIS Manager. Once everything works:

Place a copy of the file in the same directory where it is being created the publication, for example


Edit the address in the config.txt file

Then restart the publication in IIS, if when browser is opened everything works:

No re-edit that file, but edit the original, when making changes and saving, replace and restart the IIS service. In this way, the rights to the file will not lose.

While it seem to me something does not function well (*), when I make the consultation in Manifold’s forum, I was told that this is so, so that is how I solved it … I’ll try these freeware programs that allow scheduled replication routines to see if it resolves the impasse of being replacing in a manual way.


(*) destrompada: it’s a jargon that means that something is not working well.

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