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    Win 7- DefaultAppPool

    My OS is Win 7 32 bit with SP1 and all updates installed.

    There is a "User" folder in my C:/Users folder named DefaultAppPool. As far as I know it was not there when I installed Windows, and I don't know why or when it appeared.

    My local computer technician thinks the folder may act as a template in Win 7 in connection with the creation of new User Accounts, but he's not sure about this.

    Do fellow loungers have such a folder in their Users folder? Does anyone know what its for,and whether it can be safely deleted?

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards,Roy

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    Are you running IIS?

    See Application Pool Identities & What account is your apppool running as? for more information.

    Joe

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    Hello Joe,

    I looked at the links you kindly provided, but frankly did not fully understand the articles.

    With regard to IIS, in Windows Features:

    IIS is checked.
    Web Management Tools is checked.
    IIS Management Console and all the items listed under Worldwide Web Services are checked.

    In future I will ask before turning services of this type on.
    Last edited by royw; 2011-08-05 at 14:16. Reason: Replaced by the next post

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    Hello Joe,

    Thanks for the links you kindly provided,but frankly I did not fully undersand the articles.

    In Windows Features:

    IIS is checked.
    Web Management Tools is checked.
    IIS Management Console and all the items listed under Worldwide Web Services are checked.

    In future I will ask before turning features of this type on!

    Can I safely delete these features, and delete the DefaultAppPool User? If I do so is it possible that this will solve the problem detailed in the thread "Strange Problem With 2 Downloads Folders"?

    Your further advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and regards,Roy

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    If you are not using IIS you may safely disable the features and delete the user.

    I would not think it would be related to the other issue but sometimes with Windows you never know.

    Joe

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    IIS does create a user, so disabling IIS will allow you to remove the user without any negative consequences. I concur with Joe, regarding the other issue. I run IIS locally and never experienced anything similar.

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    Hello Joe and Rui,

    I disabled IIS and removed the user without any negative consequences.

    Thanks to you both for your help.

    Regards,Roy

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    Hi Roy,

    Glad you sorted your problems.

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