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XF 1.2 IIS Permissions

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by nrep, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    I've been reading the XF installation documents and it mentions that the "IUSR_xxxx" account needs "Full Control" on the data / internal_data directories to function.

    However, I thought that allowing full control was always a bad idea - as the execute permission isn't required, and could be used as an exploit vector.

    Is it possible to just allow read/write permission for the IUSR account instead? Surely the tighter the ACL, the more secure things could be.
  2. AWS

    AWS Well-Known Member

    Is this Windows 2008 or 2012 server?

    If it is 2008 then give Network read and write permissions. If it's 2012 give Network Service read write permissions.
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