Access rights set for Perception

Applies to the following products: 
Questionmark Perception
Applies to the following Perception versions: 
Perception 5.2
Perception 5.1

The folder access rights required for Perception are automatically set during installation. This section provides details about the access rights set by the installer and is intended for users who may require this information if they are working within a 'locked down' environment or want to set the access rights manually.

The following default folders are created/used by Perception:

  • - Installation folder - Default: C:\Program Files\Questionmark\Perception5 and all sub-folders
  • B - Repository folder - Default: C:\Perception5  and all sub-folders
  • C - COM and dlls folders - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Questionmark
  • D- If QPLA is installed independently - Default: C:\Program Files\Questionmark\Perception5\QPLA
  • E - Windows Temp folder (for Enterprise Manager) - C:\WINDOWS\Temp
  • F - .NET Temp folder - C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files

The following table highlights which permissions should be applied to each of the above folders:

Folder Full Control Modify Read & execute List folder contents Read Write Special permissions

A -

IUSR

SYSTEM

Administrators

Users

IIS_IUSRS

IIS_WPG

IUSER_<name>

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

B -

SYSTEM

Administrators

Users

IUSR

IIS_IUSRS

IUSER_<name>

IIS_WPG

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

C -

IUSR

SYSTEM

Administrator

IIS_IUSRS

IUSER_<name>

Users

IIS_WPG

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

D -

IUSR

SYSTEM

Administrators

Users

IIS_IUSRS

IUSR_<name>

IIS_WPG

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

E -

IUSR

SYSTEM

Administrators

Users

IIS_IUSRS

IIS_WPG

IUSER_<name>

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

F -

SYSTEM

Administrators

Users

IIS_IUSRS

WMSvc

IIS_WPG

Network Service

ASP.NET

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

The following Special Permissions need to be applied where indicated above:

Special permission WMSvc IUSR IIS_IUSR Users IUSER_ <name> IIS_WPG ASP.NET Network Service
Full control                
Traverse folder / execute file X X X   X X X X
List folder / read data X X X   X X X X
Read attributes X X X   X X X X
Read extended attributes X X X   X X X X
Create files / write data X X X X X X X X
Create folders / append data X X X X X X X X
Write attributes X X X   X X X X
Write extended attributes X X X   X X X X
Delete subfolders and files X X X   X X X X
Delete X X X   X X X X
Read permissions X X X   X X X X
Change permissions             X X
Take ownership                
All the above permissions need to be propagated through to all sub-folders and files

The following users appear in the operating systems below.

User Windows XP Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista / 7 / 2008
SYSTEM X X X
Administrators X X X
Users X X X
IIS_IUSRS     X
IUSR     X
WMSvc     X
IIS_WPG   X  
ASPNET X    
IWAM_<name> X X  
IUSER_<name>   X  
NETWORK SERVICE X X  
ASP.NET   X