IIS 7 Permissions

I’m new to IIS 7 (7.5 to be specific) and have just been struggling with an issue which I’d like to share the solution to – IIS 7.5 no longer uses the IUSR_machine_name account to apply write (or other) permissions to a directory. Instead you have to use IUSR.

However, if you try resolving this (with Check Names) it will try to give you something else – instead you need to open Object Types (when the Select Users or Groups window is open) and select Service Accounts, and then go to Locations and select the local computer name.

You can then apply the correct permissions and away you go. I was installing eFront when I came across this particular issue.

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Stephen Pickett is a programmer, IT strategist, project manager, RightNow and telephony expert, information security specialist, all-round geek. He is currently Professional Services Director at Connect Assist, a social business that helps charities and public services improve quality, efficiency and customer engagement through the provision of helpline services and CRM systems.

Stephen is based in south Wales and attended Cardiff University to study Computer Science, in which he achieved a 2:1 grading. He has previously worked for Think Consulting Solutions, the leading voice on not-for-profit fundraising, Fujitsu Services and Sony Manufacturing UK as a software developer.

Stephen is the developer of ThinkTwit, a WordPress plugin that allows you to display multiple Twitter feeds within a blog.

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