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I have installed DokuWiki on IIS7. As per my teams requirement we have to move just the Data directory to other server location, e.g.:

  • IIS7 installed DokuWiki location: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\dokuwiki\conf
  • data location on the other server we want: U:\Archive\LP_Archive\SH_Systems\DEV01\dokuwiki

So for doing that I followed pointers on DokuWiki install IIS7. As per the above link, I tried adding IUSR to data folder permissions but it’s failing due to my insufficient privileges. And without that IUSR permission set on data folder I am getting an error as:

The datadir ('pages') at is not found, isn't accessible or writable.

Is there any other way to make it work? Is there any other account than IUSR I can use?

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I think you would get better information regarding this on serverfault SE – phoops Mar 25 '14 at 20:11
did you change the local.php to address the new location? – gamma Jul 18 '14 at 13:54

It worked for me with these settings

  1. Moved the complete DokuWiki installation on other machine Now IIS on HPV-SHSDEV1-01 points to DokuWiki installation at this location \co-lp-vmpfile2\SH_custom_applications\SH_Systems\DEV01\dokuwiki\dokuwiki

  2. Changed anonymous user's indentity to App pools identity

  3. Used UNC path instead of mapped drive path to locate folder from IIS

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