i spent ages trying to figure this out. i set up a secure folder on a php site, and turned off anonymous access in IIS on the folder. i have it set to basic authentication, and given a windows user account RX permissions on the folder. so a visitor gets prompted to login with a username/password when they try to access it. even when i enter the correct details, i am not allowed in, i get 403.1 access denied due to ACL or whatever.
i found out it was because i hadn't given my new user read/execute permissions on the php-cgi.exe file in the PHP folder. this solved it. hope this helps someone out there who runs into the same problem.
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