February 28th, 2006, 03:37 PM
IUSR and IWAM accounts
will disabling the IUSR and IWAM accounts have any impacts on my server.? it will only impact IIS services like web server, ftp,smtp right?
somehow, i found these accounts when probing my user database ( and the server is not serving smtp,ftp and web applications)
February 28th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Well if you arent running any services accossiated with them...then disable....
and see what breaks
You can always re enable
AFAIK...These accounts were created because IIS was installed....so...you may want to look closely at removing and disabling unwanted services and applications on your server.
edit> instead of "unwanted services" I meant "unneeded services"
also...are you sure....no other app uses IIS??
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February 28th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Those accounts do indeed belong to IIS.. Do remember that a default installation of Win2000 (at least SP0 not sure about later SP releases) installs IIS.. Even if you don't use it it may have been installed and running.. Deinstall IIS if you don't use it...
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