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IUSR_ account not being installed with IIS Windows 2008

After I install the IIS role on a Windows 2008 server the IUSR_%machinename% account is not created.

Any ideas?

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ncfbins
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
Something went wrong during role installation. Please reinstall IIS role on your server and review if user was created

Regards,
Krzysztof
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ncfbinsAuthor Commented:
I have re run the install several times. This has also happened on 2 different servers. The IIS_IUSRS group was created
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ncfbinsAuthor Commented:
Funny thing is. When i try to manually create the account, it says it already exists
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nedysCommented:
Greetings. Dont use default IUSR account. Here is a little practice.

1) Create your own user account e.g. "IUSR_name_of_the_web_site"
2) Set this account as "Identity" under application pool "Advanced settings"
3) Set "Anonymous Authentication" to "Application pool identity" under IIS "Authentication" settings
4) Set necessary permissions on the web site directory for the custom IUSR... account

Now the web site is running completly under your own user account with only necessary permissions on the system and filesystem. Use one account for every web site/application pool.

Have a nice day,
Roman
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ncfbinsAuthor Commented:
Doesnt answer the question...
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G_HCommented:
Yes, here is an idea...

On IIS7, The IUSR account created does not have %MACHINENAME% appended like previous versions.

Can you check for an account named "IUSR" ..?

GH
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ncfbinsAuthor Commented:
Yes I understand this, I should have gone back and corrected. I see that a IUSR account was created, but you cannot see it under the Users/Groups snapin, Just when you expand the IIS anonymous access info.

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nedysCommented:
IUSR_MachineName account will be created only if you install the old FTP 6 server that is included in Windows Server 2008 (not the new FTP 7 server for IIS7).
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nedysCommented:
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ncfbinsAuthor Commented:
wasnt exactly what I was looking for
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