Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) ends on July 12, 2011. To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows.
Microsoft has released a Microsoft security advisory about this issue for IT professionals. The security advisory contains additional security-related information. To view the security advisory, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
The Windows Service Isolation feature that is described in this advisory does not correct a security vulnerability. Instead, it is a defense-in-depth feature that may be useful for some customers. For example, service isolation enables access to specific objects without the need to run a high-privilege account or weaken the security protection of the object. By using an access control entry that contains a service SID, a SQL Server service can restrict access to its resources.
To manually configure the Worker Process Identity (WPI) for application pools in IIS, follow these steps.
For IIS 6.0
In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, expand Application Pools, right-click the application pool, and then select Properties.
Click the Identity tab, and then click Configurable. In the User name and Password text boxes, type the user name and password of the account under which you want the worker process to operate.
Add the selected user account to the IIS_WPG group.
For IIS 7.0 and later versions
At an elevated command prompt, open the following folder:
For more information about how to run a command with elevated privileges, visit the following Microsoft Web page:
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