I am using the latest/greatest WP (2.5.1 on SBS 2003 with IIS, MySQL, and PHP 5) and when I try to upload a media file I get an error. At first the error said that the particular folder was not available so I manually created it on the server. Now I get an error which claims the folder-area is not writable:
Unable to create directory C:\[Path]/wp-content/uploads/[Date]. Is its parent directory writable by the server?
I have made certain that this folder area is inheritting permissions from its parent (all the way up the line to the root WP folder). All the rest of WP is working as expected (ie: I am able to write posts and drafts and so forth).
I did find this forum post where this issue was discussed (briefly):
I suppose I can give IIS write permissions to this folder area, but making this kind of change always makes me nervous. IIS and WP have been able to write posts and alter PHP documents just fine.
Why should I need to give IIS more permissions because the type of data being saved is media (mp3, jpg, &c.) and not merely text?
What is the preferred method for dealing with this issue?
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