Configuring Parent Paths permissions

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

Parent Paths provide IIS with the ability to use a double period (i.e., ..) in link or application path names to refer to a folders above the current folder. This is used by Perception to move up the folder tree in certain parts of the application.

Parent Paths is not enabled by default in IIS 6 or 7. If Enable Parent Paths permission is not set, an error message could appear when you try to run Enterprise Manager.

This section provides information about how to enable Parent Paths in:

Parent Paths is enabled by default in Windows XP.

Configuring Parent Path permissions in Windows Server 2003

To set the Enable Parent Paths permission:

  1. Launch Computer Management from Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools or Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop and select Manage. This opens the Computer Management tool

  2. Expand the Services and Applications folder in the left-hand pane

  3. Expand the Internet Information Service sub-folder

  4. Click Web Sites

  5. Right-click Default Web Site in the right-hand pane and click Properties. Then, open the Home Directory tab

  6. Click Configuration

  7. Open the Options tab

  8. If Enable parent paths is not ticked, tick it

  9. Click OK and OK again

Configuring Parent Path permissions in Windows Server 2008/R2 and Vista/7

To set the 'Enable Parent Paths' permission in IIS 7:

  1. Launch IIS Manager from Start | Administrative Tools
  2. Select your server from the Connections pane

  3. Double-click the ASP icon from the IIS section
  4. Locate the Enable Parent Paths entry and change the value to True

  5. Click Apply