The website root path for <site name> could not be determined


Hello everyone,

I am receiving the following error message when testing any certificate configuration:

The website root path for <site name> could not be determined.

How do I enable verbose logging so that I can see more than just “One or more tests failed” in the log file?

I believe this is likely a NTFS permissions issue, but I cannot find any documentation detailing the file system permissions required.

Thank you.



Hi Rob, I’ve replied to your email. I was asking whether your IIS Site ID could have changed (through re-creating your IIS site?). There’s also the question of are you running as a default config or not? The background service runs as Local System to avoid various permission issues, sometimes Systems permission has been removed but it’s unusual.