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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Configure Anonymous User Identity

When the Web sites and applications running on the Web server require anonymous access, IIS must be configured with a user account specifically for anonymous access. This user account can be stored in the local account database on the Web server or in a domain.

If, prior to upgrade, the anonymous user identity is configured to use an account stored in a domain you must configure the anonymous user identity to use the same domain-based account after the upgrade. This is necessary because the upgrade process automatically configures IIS to use the default anonymous user account IUSR_computername, where computername is the name of the computer on which IIS is running. You can configure the anonymous user identity ...

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