IIS Account

When you host a website that pulls data from a SQL server, I believe you have to create an account in IIS that has the privileges to access the SQL server.

If this is correct, where in IIS can I find this information?
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Joe FulginitiNetwork EngineerCommented:
Generally you do not need your iis account to access an SQL database from within a website.  Your SQL connection string should have the username and password set.

See the example connection string below:

Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;User Id=myUsername;
Password=myPassword;

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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist/DeveloperCommented:
When you host a website that pulls data from a SQL server, I believe you have to create an account in IIS that has the privileges to access the SQL server.
Your SQL connection string should have the username and password set.
Correct, but only if your application manages identities internally and not via Windows/SQL users.
Otherwise, you need to use SQL integrated authentication and use the context of the user
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isamesAuthor Commented:
I was able to solve my issue by clicking the Browse*:81 (http) link under Browse Website area in IIS. Clicking this link took me to the web interface page that allowed me to change the SA password.
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I was able to find my own solution
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