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HOW TO: Change the Windows User Id used by IIS

Summary

This step-by-step article describes how to change the Windows user id that Internet Information Services (IIS) uses when executing the RMTrack application.

Steps

  1. Start IIS Manager
    1. Under Windows 2000: Start->Settings->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Internet Services Manager
    2. Under Windows 2003: Start->Settings->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  2. Locate the RMTrack virtual directory. By default this is located in the Default Website and is named RMT.
  3. Display the virtual directory’s properties by right-clicking and selecting the Properties choice.
  4. On the "Directory Security" tab click the "Edit..." button in the "Authentication and Access Control" section (near the top right of the dialog) to display the "Authentication Methods" dialog.
  5. Under Windows 2003:
    1. Check the "Enable Anonymous Access" check box, enter the user id and password for the Windows user id that IIS will use to run the application.
    Under Windows 2000:
    1. Check the "Anonymous Access" check box.
    2. Click the "Edit..." button in the "Anonymous Access" section (near the top right of the dialog) to display the "Anonymous User Account" dialog.
    3. Enter the user id and password for the Windows user id that IIS will use to run the application
    4. Uncheck the "Allow IIS to control password" check box.
    5. Click "OK" to close the "Anonymous User Account" dialog.
  6. Uncheck the options in the "Authenticated access" section.
  7. Click "OK" to close the "Authentication Methods" dialog.
  8. Click OK to close the "Application Configuration" dialog.
  9. Click OK to close the "Properties" dialog.
  10. Restart IIS
    1. Start a command prompt
    2. Enter the following command: IISReset

Keywords: IIS, Anonymous Access