IIS7 - Authorization Failure - Cannot verify access to path...

When creating a new web application in IIS 7, you may encounter an authorization failure when clicking on the "Test Settings..." button as shown in the first picture. This is because the Web application is configured to use pass-through authentication which somehow may not have enough permission to access the physical folder of the Web application. Skull
One way to work around is to create a new local user and give it an administrator role. In my case, I setup a new administrator account and named it "iis". Now click on the "Connect As..." button to set a new user for this connection and, of course, use the created one.
After clicking OK and test the settings, you will not get any warning message again. Big Grin