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Update on DNN running on Windows 7

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2010: Interested in getting DNN Installed on Windows 7? Watch this free video from Chris Hammond 

So earlier this week I posted a blog post ranting about issues I was having trying to get DotNetNuke running on a Windows 7 virtual machine.

I'm happy to say I resolved the issue, though in my initial frustration I completly deleted the VM, so I had to configure a new VM. Fortunately in the new VM I had the same issues from the previous one, I was worried that if I setup a new VM it would all work correctly the first time, which would 

 

So the Application Pool in Windows7's IIS is running under the identity called

ApplicationPoolIdentity

This is apparently some sort of dynamic account that gets created based on the application pool. I changed the app pool for the website to run under the Network Service account (like Windows 2003/Vista/2008 default to) and then the install wizard fires up for DNN.

So this weekend I'll do some work on figuring out what ApplicationPoolIdentity means in regards to DNN permissions.

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2010: Interested in getting DNN Installed on Windows 7? Watch this free video from Chris Hammond

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