View Full Version : IS2008: How do I use ApplicationPoolIdentity?

09-25-2009, 11:25 AM
Hi All,

I'm using IS2008 and have to create an MSI to install a web application on an machine with Windows Server 2008 SP2. We want to move away from using the NetworkService account and instead use the ApplicationPoolIdentity account that comes with SP2 of W2008. However, in Installshield under IIS -> Application Pool --> <App Pool Name>, there are only 3 predefined accounts (Network Service, Local Service, Local System). Note: I'm creating the MSI on an XP machine (if it makes a difference).

What is the best way for me to install the web app to run under ApplicationPoolIdentity? :confused:

Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks!