Using IIS 6 on XP Server '03, using WP 3.2.1, when I attempt to use the auto-update for my plugins, I receive this message:
The update process is starting. This process may take a while on some hosts, so please be patient.
Enabling Maintenance mode…
Updating Plugin [Plugin Name] (1/1) Downloading update from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/polldaddy.2.0.10.zip…
Unpacking the update…
Installing the latest version…
Removing the old version of the plugin…
Plugin update failed.
An error occurred while updating [Plugin Name]: Could not create directory.
Disabling Maintenance mode…
All updates have been completed.
When I go to delete a plugin through the WP interface, it removes the plugin from the "Installed Plugins" list; however, when I navigate to the directory on the server, I still see the plugin folder in the wp-content folder and I can't open it or delete it. Says, "Access is denied".
I don't have any troubles installing new plugins via the WP "Install Plugins" web interface.
I've set the
IIS_WPG accounts with full control on the wp-content folder and it cascades the permissions down to the other folders. So when I update, it should have the rights to remove/update plugin files.
The weirdest thing to me is if I restart IIS (
iisreset), I'm able to auto-update via the web interface just fine & I am then able to delete the "removed" plugin folder that said "Access is denied".
This is frustrating as I don't have time to always stop what I'm doing to reset IIS & wait on it to start back up again.