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Web Platform Installer security user added?

Jan 31, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Not sure if this is the right place for this question but here goes:

Windows 2008R2 64-bit

When I create a BE installation from the Web Platform Installer it just works out of the box with no need to change any permissions for the App_Data folder. During the install a user is created with modify permissions to the App_Data folder automatically. The created user has the same name as the web site. IE if the web was I have a user called with modify permissions to the App_Data directory created automatically.

Now my question:

Who is this user and where is it coming from. The user is not defined anywhere I can find in IIS and is not in NTFS permissions. I can only see this user when viewing permissions from within IIS management and not from within Windows Explorer.

Thanks for any insight. 

Feb 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Mystery Solved.

It is the ApplicationPoolIdentity. I'm such a NUB ;-/