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Finding the Name of the User that Runs a Process in IIS

The Coveo administrator may need to know the identity of the user that runs a process in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) to be able to set the permission for that user in another system.  

To find the name of the user that runs a process in IIS 7

  1. On the IIS server, start the IIS Manager (on the Windows taskbar, select Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager).

  2. In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager:

    1. In the Connections panel, under Sites, select the site for which you want to know the user identity.

      Example: Select Coveo Enterprise Search 7.

    2. In the Actions panel on the right, click Basic Settings.

    3. In the Edit Site dialog box that appears, note the name of the Application pool, and then click OK.

      Example: Classic .NET AppPool in the figure.

      Select the website
      Click Basic Settings
      Note the Application Pool name
    4. In the Connections panel, select Application Pools, and then note the name in the Identity column for the applicable Application Pool.

      Example: NetworkService in the figure.

      Select Application Pools
      Note the name in the Identity column
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