find iuser password in windows server iis

I once needed to know the iuser account in windows server and was told it was encrypted and no way to get it. During a support call with microsoft, the lady did the following to retrieve it, so i’m sharing it here for all:

cd c:\inetpub\adminscripts
notepad adsutil.vbs
find issecureproperty=true
change to false
cscript adsutil.vbs get w3svc/anonymoususername
cscript adsutil.vbs get w3svc/anonymouspass
notepad adsutil.vbs
find issecureproperty=false
change to true

iuser only needs to be part of guest group
be sure the iuser account is not in any of the deny settings in local policy manager
user rights assignment
Access computer from Network groups include everyone, iuser, wuser, administrators, users, authenticated users

gpupdate /force

*Update – Please see the comment below from Chad Robertson.  I may have mispelled the command up there.

This post gets tons of hits from people searching for iuser password.  Enjoy!

One Response to “find iuser password in windows server iis”

  1. Chad Robertson says:

    It’s “cscript adsutil.vbs get w3svc/AnonymousUserPass” not anonymouspass. That results in an error.

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