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If you delete the default user accounts for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), the accounts are re-created when the IIS Admin service is restarted.
If you create individual anonymous and process accounts to isolate users in IIS and to help make IIS more secure, you may want to delete the default IIS accounts, IUSR_computername and IWAM_computername. However, these accounts are automatically re-created when the IIS Admin service is re-created.
Note This article does not apply to Internet Information Server version 4.0.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To prevent the automatic re-creation of the default accounts when restarting IIS, follow these steps:
Article ID: 822165 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 1.5