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I have IIS 5 running over XP. I was told to change it such that the iis process does not run under the system account. Where do I change this?

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Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services

Just look for the name of the service you want to change, right-click it, and select properties. On the Log On tab set the username and password you want to use. It will require a restart of the service before it takes effect so watch out for that.

Possible IIS related services that may need to be changed:

  • Iisadmin: IIS Admin Service
  • Msftpsvc: FTP Publishing Service
  • Nntpsvc: Microsoft NNTP Service
  • Smtpsvc: MicrosoftSMTP Service
  • W3svc: World Wide Web Publishing Service
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what is the process name for iis 5? – Yaron Naveh Oct 18 '10 at 13:50

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