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Configuring Application Pools for Websites and Applications using Internet Information Services (IIS7) Manager

First, in Windows, click Start, Administrative tools, and Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.  Then select your server name (the second item in the left column under Start Page).


At this point you should probably create a new application pool separate from the default application pool.  Right click on Application Pools, and select Add Application Pool . . .


Insert a friendly name for this new Application Pool.  Select the version of framework that may be required to run the site / application, or select No Managed Code if no .Net framework is required (such as if your website functions on serving PHP pages. Leave Managed pipeline mode as Integrated, check the checkbox to Start Application Pool Immediately, and click OK button.


Right click on the name of the new Application Pool that you just created, and select Advanced Settings.


Click on “ApplicationPoolIdentity” (which is the value across from the Identity field shown below) and then select Network Service from the pop-up box / list that appears.  Click OK twice to confirm this change.



You can apply the new Application Pool to a new or existing website, or to an new “Application” that you create by converting a major sub-directory path of a Website.  To establish an Application and apply the new Application Pool to that new Application, just right click a sub-directory of a website and select “Convert to Application” from the drop-down menu.


Click the select button to change from the DefaultAppPool and select the new AppPool you just created.  Note that the physical path to this sub-directory is already set.  Then, click both OK buttons to apply and exit these property boxes.


Let me know via comment if this works for you, and if you have anything that I should add to or change in this Article. Thank you.

Florida Vultures

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I found a committee of these ominous vultures on the lookout January 12th.  A few were on my roof, others were on the neighbors’ roof and our fence.  I don’t know the exact species.  It reminded me of the movie Ice Age –  there , the animals were fleeing the impending flood and traveling in herds, and the vultures singing from the trees at the mouth of the canyon, “Food … glorious food!”

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Considering Deployment of hMailServer with IMAP and AfterLogic Webmail Lite

The email server, which is currently deployed on my Microsoft Windows server, is the Standard (free) Edition of MailEnable Server, having unlimited domains and mailboxes. It works nicely as a POP3 server and smart host and forwarder for Exchange email.  But, only the Professional version (or above) of MailEnable server offers a usable webmail interface, along with IMAP protocol for mail client access.

I am considering the deployment of hMailServer, a free e-mail server for the Microsoft Windows platform.  It supports the common e-mail protocols (IMAP, SMTP and POP3) and purports to be easily integrated with many existing web mail systems.

AfterLogic WebMail Lite is a free community edition of full-featured WebMail Pro server application. It provides a webmail front-end for an existing POP3/IMAP mail server.  I am hoping that AfterLogic WebMail Lite can be easily integrated with hMailServer on Windows platform.

Stay tuned for details of my first installation. . .

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Rain, Rain, Go Away

The weather forecast is for rain approximately 3 days solid along the Tampa Bay Area coastline.  My pool is at the brim and Debbie opened the drain on the pool filter to supplement the natural overflow from the pool onto the pool deck.  The rain continues to fill the pool faster than she can drain it.