I have an internal company web application that needs read permissions on certain folders in our LAN. The permissions on these folders are controlled by our Active Directory server. Since by default the application pool runs as a local machine account, it doesn't have any permissions on any folders. I've tried the following:
Right click on application pool->advanced settings->Identity->Custom Account
I've tried changing that to my own login, as well as a custom account I created in AD for that application pool, and both times I get an error that says, "The specified password is invalid. Type a new password". I'm completely sure I'm typing the correct password in both cases.
Does anyone know how to solve this, or is there an alternative way to grant the default application pool identity read permission on LAN folders?