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On one of our IIS web servers the IUSR account suddenly expired or got corrupted, I recovered the password from the IIS metabase (using Cscript adsutil.vbs get w3svc\anonymoususerpass after switching IsSecureProperty = False).
I then reset the password accordingly. Now I have to re-key that password on the Directory Security tab of all virtual directories (for the anonymous account) of all web sites on that server.

Is there a way to automate this using Powershell? (I have searched so far in vain)

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What version of IIS (or Windows Server) & PowerShell are you using? –  Robert MacLean Sep 22 '09 at 14:09
Windows Server 2003, and PowerShell 1.0 file version 6.0.5430.0 –  Philippe Monnet Sep 22 '09 at 22:44

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