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Questions regarding Apache on Windows and file/folder permissions...???

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Andrew AngellFlag for United States of America asked on
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I just got a Windows server configured with Apache/PHP/MySQL and everything seems to be working smoothly.  As I start to install applications, though, I'm getting a little confused when it comes to chmod and file permissions.

I understand that chmod doesn't exist on Windows and instead I would use the Security tab within properties, however, since I'm not using IIS I don't get the IUSR_ComputerName account that I would normally add to a folder/file to make it writable.  

It seems that everything is writable by default right now.  I didn't have to adjust anything for the installer of apps to successfully write config files and things like that.  Does that mean that my entire site is writable..??  That doesn't seem secure.

What's the best way to handle this (besides switching to linux, please) so that I can ensure I have good permissions on my site directories?  Do I need to check the Read Only box in the properties of all my folders (that'd be a pain in the butt) or is there some other user I should treat like IUSR now or what?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!
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