Identity Application Pool Settings
The identity application pool settings allow you to specify the account that the worker process uses. By default, the worker process uses the Network Service account. However, you can override this and specify a different Windows identity. The following sections describe how to specify the identity application pool settings.
Specifying Identity Application Pool Settings
The recycling application pool settings are specified on the Identity tab of an application pool's properties dialog box.
To set the identity application pool settings
- Open the IIS management console and expand the local computer by clicking the plus sign.
- Expand the Application Pools folder by clicking the plus sign.
- Right-click the appropriate application pool and then click Properties. The application pool's properties dialog box appears.
- Click the Identity tab, and then set the appropriate application pool settings.
Identity tab of the application pool Properties dialog box
UserName and Password
UserName and Password are the equivalent application pool setting for the username and password ASP.NET process model settings, respectively. These settings are used together to make the worker process run using the specified Windows identity. By default, the worker process uses the Network Service account. However, if the Configurable radio button is selected and the UserName and Password text boxes contain valid values, the worker process will use the specified Windows identity. In addition, you must add the Windows identity to the IIS_WPG user group.
To add the Windows identity to the IIS_WPG user group
- On the Start menu, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.
- Expand the Local Users and Groups node by clicking the plus sign.
- Click the Groups folder. A list of all groups defined on the computer is listed in the right pane.
- Right-click IIS_WPG and then click Add to group.
- Click the Add button and enter the account you want to use for the worker process.
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