IIS 7 and Above
WordPress on IIS7.5 Recommended Permissions
Last post Jun 06, 2011 10:58 PM by HCamper
Jun 06, 2011 06:46 PM|John Kisha|LINK
Jun 06, 2011 10:58 PM|HCamper|LINK
Yes, A search for security and permissions on the Web for Web Servers and in particular IIS Servers can lead to conflicting suggestions.
The IIS Net library guides for security for IIS Server contain the recommended configuration of permissions for accounts and users.
The IIS Net library guides are here
Users and Accounts
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/583/secure-content-in-iis-through-file-system-acls/ System Account Contol.
You may also find a video presentation by
Helps to explain the operations of users identify and IIS Server security.
I agree the idea of using the "Everyone" is not a good choice. I suggest that you not use "Everyone" Group in Word Press Web Sites..
For general permissions that are Word Press you can use the IUSR and IIS_IUSRS and use standard permissions
of read,execute,list for most of the Word Press pages.
If the Word Press directories that require writing or updating ie Plugins / Download add the write permssions for the IUSR and IIS_IUSRS.
Hope this helps,