Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Im using Web Deploy with IIS7 and I want to grant permissions on a web site physical folder.

Ive done this before (as I have another physical folder with r/w for WMSvc) but I have forgotten how I did it!

When I go to the physical folder > Security Tab > Edit > Add > Object Name = WMSvc > Check Names, I get 'An object named WMSvc cannot be found'??

I have the 'WMSvc' object listed fine in the 'Groups or usernames' on the other Folder I mentioned above.

I feel a bit daft, what am I doing wrong, how can give folder permissions to WMSvc object on a physical folder?

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Not sure if you ever found it, but you need to enter:

NT Service\WMSvc
share|improve this answer
No I never did find it, I have added other sites to my VPS and used the Deploy tool in the right click menu in IIS but this is what I really wanted. Many thanks – LenPopLilly Nov 27 '12 at 18:52

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.