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..."

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


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...

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

  • Choose Custom account and click on Set...

  • Enter a valid Username and Password

  • 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...

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

  • choose the appropiate Application Pool

  • click OK, OK

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


JeroendV Aug 12, 2011 at 10:13 AM 

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

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.



JeroendV Aug 11, 2011 at 10:20 AM 

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