Where's IIS's IWAM user in Windows 7?
Posted on 2010-09-22
I've got a new Windows 7 machine and want to continue my mobile application development on it. I need to give rights to the folders used by my Web Service this application relies on, but IWAM isn't a valid user. My computer name is AMM-PC. Doing AMM-PC\IUSR is a valid user, but AMM-PC_IUSR isn't, and neither AMM-PC\IWAM nor AMM-PC_IWAM is a valid user. I've gone into Control Panel\Programs and Features\Add Remove Features\Internet Information Services\World Wide Web Services\Security, and bascially checked off all the options, hoping it would help. They are: Basic Authentication, Client Certificate Auth, Diggest Auth, IIS Client Certificate Mapping Auth, IP Security, Request Filtering (the only one originally checked by the system), URL Auth, Windows Auth.
The program's in Visual Studio 2008, and I installed that software, and then afterwards went into the above area and turned on IIS (it's off by default). I also turned on IIS6 compatibility mode.
It's my first forey into Windows 7 and I'm trying to move forward and not use the XP Mode Virtual Machine option because it's a step backwards (but I do miss it!)