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I've installed a wordpress site in a dedicated server with Windows 2008 server running IIS7 but I'm a little confused on what's the most secure way to set the appropriate file settings.

The thing is the automatic update and automatic plugin installation only works if I give Full Control permission to the Everyone user in the root folder where wordpress is installed.

I'm not sure how dangerous this setting is, but I can imagine it's not the best scenario. That being said, what's the user I should use in the application pool used by this site, so that I can set a more restrictive security permission in the folders used by wordpress?

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marked as duplicate by Falcon Momot, Ward, mdpc, kce, Michael Hampton Jul 30 '13 at 4:02

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Check out this similar question on serverfault. The answer by "Dscoduc" was spot on and worked for me.

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