Microsoft KB Archive/173962

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Anonymous Account Not Created When Windows NT 4.0 and IIS Installed as BDC

Article ID: 173962

Article Last Modified on 6/23/2005


  • Microsoft Active Server Pages 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0

This article was previously published under Q173962

We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


When you setup Active Server Pages (ASP) on a backup domain controller (BDC), you will get an error message that the IUSR account is improperly setup.


During the setup of Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0 and Internet Information Server (IIS), the IUSR account cannot be created because the Windows NT installation does not have network connectivity to create the IUSR account in the domain account database.


Uninstall and re-setup IIS on the BDC. Then set up ASP.


This is referenced in the Readme.txt that comes with ASP.

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