IIS’s ApplicationPoolIdentity Made Easy-Week 22

Managing Windows users for IIS security can sometimes be a pain and, if not handled correctly, can leave your server vulnerable. In this week’s video I introduce the new ApplicationPoolIdentity account that was introduced in IIS 7.0 and improved in IIS 7.5. This “virtual account” offers a lot of power and is easy to use once you understand the basics.. Since it’s the default account for application pools, understanding it is important for any web administrator.

This video demystifies this special account and covers information useful to the web pro.

You can find the video at its new home on DotNetSlackers.


This is week 22 of a 52 week Web Pro series on various web administration related tasks. Past and future videos can be found here.

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