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Under IIS7.5 after switching pool identity to domain user I got this error:

"The current identity (domain\username) does not have write access to 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files'."

I could grant the user rights to this specific directory, but I wonder if there is a better solution. Ideally I would like to configure this "Temporary ASP.NET Files" directory to be stored in some other location.

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I have also received the error message when accidentally trying to run a .Net 3.5 web service app on a (default) .Net 2.0 app pool; switching to a .Net 4.0 app pool solved that. –  Tor Iver Wilhelmsen May 31 '13 at 8:41
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You can change the default location on a per website/application basis by editing the Configuration section of the web.config file.

<compilation tempDirectory="d:\MyTempFiles" />

The application will re-compile and the files will be stored at this new location, after which you can safely remove the old folders. Note that the folder names will stay the same. e.g. if the old location was: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files\root\9878g103\e67805p7 then the new one will be d:\MyTempFiles\root\9878g103\e67805p7

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Read the hosting guideliens at http://www.iis.net - there is a way to change that, even per pool or something like that.

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Do you really think "something like that" is an answer to the question...? –  Sk8erPeter Aug 29 '13 at 12:51
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