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    Question asp.net user acount?

    Hello-
    I went to change add a second user account to my windows xp home for my roommates to use when they checked their email.
    I was surprised to find that there was another account that had been created.

    ASP.NET Machine A
    limited account
    Password protected

    I tried logging off to see if the account showed up on the log in screen....it doesn't.
    I can't find any folders for the account in Documents and Settings.

    Since I have an administrator account, I'm assuming that I could remove the account...but I want to know where it came from. I'd been doing windows updates...is there any chance this account was created along with one of the updates I installed?

    Thanks
    Faqt


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    From what i understand the ASP.net account is created when you install the Microsoft .Net framework.

    It allows interoperabilitybetween the .Net framework and IIS, i think.

    if you take a look on the MS site it will give you more information
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    dahquim is correct. It is just an account that is created when the .net framework is installed and is used by asp.net to do it's thing.
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    Right on dahqium !! . I think you can delete it safely as well . Any 1 correct me if im wrong !!!

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    Originally posted here by TheLizardBoy
    Right on dahqium !! . I think you can delete it safely as well . Any 1 correct me if im wrong !!!
    This account is probably there for a reason. Just like the IUSR_* accounts on an IIS machine.
    I think you're better off just disabling the account if you don't trust it. That way if something breaks you can easily enable it again.
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    Sorry , read it in a magazine !

    By the way , has faqt got disk image seven ?

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    The ASP.NET account is created for use with IIS and ASP.NET

    If you don't have or don't use IIS on that machine, it can safely be disabled.

    I wouldn't recommend deleting it because it may not get automatically re-created if you need it in the future. Disabling it should be safe enough though.

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    nope....I don't have Image 7....I'm hesitant to delete the account, so just disabled it as suggested by SirDice.
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    Post Reading Materials

    Here is some more direct information as to how this account works..

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...l/thcmch16.asp
    Chapter 16
    Step 5

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...secnetht01.asp
    How To: Create a Custom Account to Run ASP.NET (Suggested)

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