Granting folder/file access permissions to IIS AppPool users

By default, processes than run under IIS won’t have permission to access folders you create on your server hard drive. So, if you want your web-sites to interact with folders and files you’ll need add access permissions using the standard folder properties dialog:

Security Permissions Dialog

Permissions must be granted to the AppPool that your site uses. To grant permissions to AppPool users, the user name you enter in the Select Users or Groups dialog:

Select User or Group Dialog

…should match the following pattern:

IIS AppPool\[AppPool Name]

When you click Check Names the text you entered will magically detect the AppPool.

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