IIS 7 and Above
login failed for user domain\servername$
Last post Mar 14, 2013 08:26 AM by JamieFurr
Mar 14, 2013 02:57 AM|Bader|LINK
I'm getting the following error message:
Login failed for user 'Doamin\ComputerName$
I searched about this issue in the internet and I found that it may be related to IIS.
What does it mean and how can I solve it?
It is appreciated if you help me with an exact solution.
Mar 14, 2013 08:26 AM|JamieFurr|LINK
If the application pool is configured to use the Network Service or the Local System accounts it will act as the computer on the network.
Network Service -
Local System -
If this is the case and the login is failing you can either configure the app pool to use another account, or resolve the underlying issue of the login failing for the computer account. It could be that the computer account is not granted access to the
resource that it is trying to access.
For example if it is trying to access a remote SQL Server, but there is no SQL logon for the computer account.
Here's a good resource that covers several other senerios where you may need to grant access to resources.