How to update WordPress installed on IIS?

Posted by Prem Tiwari | Updated on

In IIS manager

  • Go to Application pools and choose the one used by your WordPress Blog.
  • Right Click and choose Advanced Settings…
  • Change the Identity to LocalSystem
  • Click OK to save changes.

Then on Sites,

  • Choose your WordPress Blog from the sites list
  • Right Click on it and click on Edit permissions
  • Go to security tab and click on Edit… (Group or user names)
  • Click on add and type “Authenticated users”
  • Click on Check Names to validate the username
  • Click OK to save changes.

With that, WP should update without the need of using FTP. Basically you just give read/write permission to an authenticated user… WP is running as a LocalSystem User.


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