Change Application Pool Settings for the Web FrontEnd

It might be necessary to have your FrontEnd running under a different User Account than your Default Websites. To have a clean separation between the Frontend (and maybe also the Deployment webservices) and your other Web sites, I recommend creating an additional Application Pool for them

To create a new Application Pool you need to
  • Open IIS Manager
  • Expand your Webserver Node
  • Right click on Application Pools and choose "Add Application Pool..."

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  • Supply a name for the new Application Pool and click on OK

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Now you can configure this Application Pool to use a Different User Account for running your FrontEnd / Webservice. To do this
  • Open IIS Manager
  • Expand your Webserver Node and click on Application Pools
  • right click your Application Pool on the right side and choose Advanced Settings...

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  • In the Process Model area click into the Identity field and then click on the ... Button

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  • Choose Custom account and click on Set...

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  • Enter a valid Username and Password

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  • Click OK, OK

If you haven't configured your WebFrontEnd to use this new Application Pool
  • Open IIS Manager
  • expand your Webserver node and Sites node
  • expand your Default Web Site node
  • Right click on the MDT FrontEnd folder and choose Manage Application - Advanced Settings...

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  • In the General area click into the Application Pool field and then click on the ... Button

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  • choose the appropiate Application Pool

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  • click OK, OK


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Last edited Nov 10, 2009 at 3:52 PM by MaikKoster, version 4

Comments

JeroendV Aug 12, 2011 at 9:13 AM 
Hi,

On changing the application Pool on IIS 6 you need to do this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871179

After doing this I can get access to the FrontEnd. Only problem that I'm still having now is that it doesn't seem to be able to make changes.

Regards,

Jeroen

JeroendV Aug 11, 2011 at 9:20 AM 
Hi,

I was wondering what permissions and user rights are required to run this applicationPool?

Regards,

Jeroen