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Error: Unable to create the Web site 'http://wsttest/MobilePricing/'. You are not authorized to perform the current operation.

By James Hippolite, in , posted: 30-Oct-2008 09:09


  • Attempting to re-publish an existing Web Site from Visual Studio 2008.
  • Get the above error.
  • Don't understand the cause of the issue as yet


  • Delete the entire Web Site from IIS Manager (not Explorer) on the Server
  • Re-publish 


  • As usual, always grateful to learn if anybody knows the root cause of this problem.

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Comment by inane, on 3-Nov-2008 16:40

local machine or network?

have you checked all the user permissions associated with your virtual directory and your copy of visual studio?

Author's note by JamesHip, on 5-Nov-2008 07:45

Kiaora Inane,

I was attempting to publish to the Intranet when that error came up.  I think I know now what caused it.  My Internet Explorer settings had me automatically logging into the Intranet with my Windows credential, but my password had recently changed.

At least I think that had something to do with it.  Setting the security to allow me to manually log in with my new credentials seems to be working.

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Welcome to my technical blog. 

Here, I attempt to distill the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer knowledge I have accumulated since first qualifying MCP in 1996.  This blog started on 13 September 2007 as an off-shoot from my mixed up personal blog.  But it took a shot in the arm from Scott Hanselman's talk at TechEd New Zealand 08 "32 Ways To Make Your Blog Suck Less".