Tuesday, February 10, 2015

IIS : Application pool service account

IIS web sites run under application pools and if you look under "Advanced settings" you see an application pool runs under an Identity.

This Identity can be a number of accounts e.g. ApplicationPoolIdentity or NetworkService. But you can also set your own service account under "Custom account".

I needed to do this but kept getting:

"The specified password is invalid.Type a new password."


Had a conversation with Mr. Google. Seriously - about the only probable cause not mentioned was the proverbial kitchen sink!

Then I realised that this was a domain account so I needed to type:


Bang! Problem solved - sometimes we keep getting confused by all the trees.


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