TC6 and ASP Impersonation

You’d think that the word “impersonation” would be used only by those trying to defeat security but in fact, the term is quite commonly used by those dealing with web-based services such as those found in .Net applications like TimeControl 6.  We’ve had a couple of clients who are not using the default ASP.Net security profile when running TimeControl 6 under Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and only under some circumstances clients have experienced a The pipe name could not be obtained for the pipe URI: 5 (0x5) error to indicate that Access to the website and the service was denied. 

To fix the problem, Microsoft tells you to enable “Impersonation” (no, I’m not kidding). 

You can find out more about how to do this within your Windows Server environment, take a look at

Configure ASP.NET Impersonation Authentication (IIS 7) which one of our clients pointed us to.

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