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IIS Application pool identity

Posted on 2016-08-28
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Server is Windows 2012 R2 fully up to date

I am trying to set the identity of an app pool to use an AD account (requirement by the software vendor) but IIS keeps telling me I have an incorrect password.  I have verified the password for the account used is correct.

The account has the following rights
Allow login as; service and batch
Deny login; interactive (locally) and via remote desktop

The account is not a member of administrators

Any ideas of where to look or permissions I may need to check?
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Question by:Erik Bjers
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Hi

Please use command line to set identity app pool to user account

 
Please refer below link to resolve your issue.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771170(v=ws.10).aspx

http://forums.iis.net/t/1213147.aspx?How+I+can+run+IIS+app+pool+by+domain+account+
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by:Erik Bjers
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Hello Sushil,

This worked and let me set the identity but after that the App Pool would not start anymore.
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Make sure configure user have the permission on the below mention folders.

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\
%windir%\inetpub
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Seems someone decided to shorten the service account name so IIS was correct the account name I was using was incorrect.

Interestingly enough setting it from cmd allowed me to set the user even though it technically did not exist.

Anyway I now used the correct shortened account name and all is good.
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The problem was due to another admin on my team shortening an account name and while Sushil's response helped me eventually identify the problem it was not the actual solution.
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