I tried to use the automatic update feature for WordPress Plugins on my Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS7. I setup the FTP account and entered the setting in WordPress. But unfortunately it did not work.
in the wp-config.php file I got the following error messages:
Updating Plugin SexyBookmarks (1/1)
Downloading update from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/sexybookmarks.188.8.131.52.zip…
Warning: touch() [function.touch]: Unable to create file C:\inetpub\wwwroot\some_blog/wp-content/sexybookmarks.tmp because Permission denied in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\some_blog\wp-admin\includes\file.php on line 177
Warning: fopen(C:\inetpub\wwwroot\some_blog/wp-content/sexybookmarks.tmp) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\some_blog\wp-includes\class-http.php on line 1070
Warning: unlink(C:\inetpub\wwwroot\some_blog/wp-content/sexybookmarks.tmp) [function.unlink]: No such file or directory in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\some_blog\wp-admin\includes\file.php on line 489
An error occurred while updating SexyBookmarks: Download failed. Could not open handle for fopen() to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\some_blog/wp-content/sexybookmarks.tmp.
You need to do the following two things to fix this:
First, add this to your wp-config.php file:
Second, give the IIS_IUSRS account read and write access to the wp-content folder.
That should help.