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Windows 7: ASP.NET account

06 Mar 2011   #1
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
ASP.NET account

Hi all,
i just went 2 change the password on my account and noticed that there is now a ASP.NET machine account
standard user acc
password protected.
i read somewhere that its somethin 2 do with net framework 1.1 sp1.
is it ok to just delete the account or not??
also i could of sworn i had more than just net frame 1.1 and net framework 4 client profile. am i right in thinking that if a prog needs any version of net frame 2 run. it will install it?
thanks in advance


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06 Mar 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 is installed onto a Windows machine.

The aspnet_wp or ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 is installed onto a Windows computer. The user is created to run the asp.net worker process used in Microsoft's Internet Information Services, which allows ASP.net to run on your local web server (This is pretty much its only use, it is not used to run normal .net managed executables). There is not a need to worry about this user's presence, it was not created in malicious way.

You can remove this account, but it is vital if you do asp.net development work on your machine.
By removing the account you may find your ASP.net projects will no longer function correctly.

ASP.NET Machine Account
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555299/en-us
Though the above article is for Windows XP, it applieas for windows vista and windows 7.
The standard account can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect everyone who uses the computer, such as deleting files that are required for the computer to work. We recommend creating a standard account for each user.

When you are logged on to Windows with a standard account, you can do almost anything that you can do with an administrator account, but if you want to do something that affects other users of the computer, such as installing software or changing security settings, Windows might ask you to provide a password for an administrator account.

Delete, Modify
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html

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06 Mar 2011   #3
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote:
Source: Windows XP Common Issues > What is the ASP.NET Machine Account?

Information last revised: October 11, 2004

what is this new user account for? What created it?
the aspnet_wp or asp.net machine account is created when the microsoft .net framework 1.1 is installed onto a windows xp computer. The user is created to run the asp.net worker process used in microsoft's internet information services, which allows asp.net to run on your local web server (this is pretty much its only use, it is not used to run normal .net managed executables). There is not a need to worry about this user's presence; it was not created in malicious way.
asp.net is a programming framework built on the common language runtime (microsoft .net framework) which can be used on a server to build powerful web applications. For more information on asp.net see here
why does it need another user account?
another user account is created for the asp. Net worker process (aspnet_wp.exe) so that it is not running with administrator privileges. This helps to increase security because if there was a breach the worker process is running as a lowly restricted user rather than having administrator privileges on the local machine. The big complaint with there being another user account is that when it is created, it will prevent auto logon had there previously only been one user on the computer.

This can easily be corrected on the first version of the .net framework v1.1 by downloading the following registry file which fixes the problem by adding aspnet to the special [hidden] accounts list. To do this manually rather than using my file, go to start > run and type in regedit. Then create a new dword called aspnet under hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winlogon\specialaccounts\userlist. There is also another manual method which can correct this issue by having the user specify which account should be used for automatic logon (see here for details).

In september 2004 microsoft released service pack 1 for version 1.1 of the .net framework, the automatic logon issue was corrected along with further security enhancements, and full support for windows xp service pack 2. To download service pack 1 for the framework click here (10.2mb download).
can i delete it?
you can remove this account, but it is vital if you do asp.net development work on your machine.
By removing the account you may find your asp.net projects will no longer function correctly.

It is possible to recreate the user by issuing the following command from the run dialog (changing the framework version number as appropriate)
%systemroot%\microsoft.net\framework\v1.1.4322\aspnet_regiis.exe /i
Not all programs install the needed framework(most of them do though), but it will usually state what framework it needs to run.
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06 Mar 2011   #4
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

thanks 4 the fast as **** reply as usual. i am the only user on my pc and i just game, burn discs, n surf net. no programing. so i can just delete the account? should i keep files wen asked or just delete?
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06 Mar 2011   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

When the account was created it would not have created many files as you have not used it yet. You can safely delete the account and any files associated with it.
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06 May 2011   #6
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

lol i have only just got the notification for this.
cheers
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