ASPNET User Identity Model

The machine account ASPNET needs to given the same password on both the IRM and data server.  Full rights  need to be granted to the RDPNT folder on the data server and to the Temporary ASP.Net Files folder on the IRM server.  The ASPNet user password is then specified in the machine.config file.

1. Set the ASPNET User Password

  1. On both the IRM and data servers, verify that the ASPNET user exists. Access Computer Management from the Start/Programs/Administrative Tools menu.  Expand Local Users and Groups.  Select the Users folder and verify that the ASPNET user exists.


  2. If not, add ASPNET user with the following command. DO NOT manually add the ASPNET user in computer management.
    1. Open a command prompt.
    2. At a prompt on the C:/ drive, type "CD \windows\microsoft.net\framework\v2.0.50727".
    3. From the v2.0.50727 directory, type "aspnet_regiis -I". and press the <ENTER> key to add the ASPNET user to Computer Management


      It may be necessary to exit and go back into Computer Management to see the ASPNET user.

  3. Change the ASPNET password on the IRM server and data server to rdp123456.

2. Give the ASPNET User Full Rights to the RDPNT Folder

  1. On the data server Use Windows Explorer to find the RDPNT folder
  2. Right-click and select Properties, Security Tab, Add. 
  3. Enter ASPNET as the object name and click OK
  4. Check the Allow checkbox for Full Control, and click OK.

3. Give ASPNET User Full Rights to the ASP.Net Files Folder

  1. Use Windows Explorer to find c:\windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.Net Files folder. 
  2. Right-click and select Properties, Security Tab, Add. 
  3. Enter ASPNET as the object name and click OK
  4. Check the Allow checkbox for Full Control, and click OK.

4. Modify machine.config

Note:  Users on a version of Microsoft.Net Framework higher than 2.0 (i.e. v3.0, v3.5) should follow the instructions below using the v.2.0.xxx folder path. This is important, since the file below is not located in a later version’s folder.

  1. Using NotePad, navigate to "c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v2.0.xxx\config\machine.config" and open the document for change in Notepad by right-clicking and using the "Open With…" command.
  2. In the document, find the line <processModel autoConfig="true" />
  3. Add to this line the exact text:  userName="ASPNET" password="rdp123456".  The N in userName must be uppercase.  The finished tag displays as follows: <processModel autoConfig="true" userName="ASPNET" password="rdp123456" />