IIS 6.0

The WAMUserName property specifies the account user name that IIS uses by default as the COM+ application identity for newly created IIS out-of-process applications. The values of this property and its companion property, WAMUserPass, are set when IIS is installed, and match the user name and password values in the Microsoft Windows user account, which is established at the same time. Changing the value of this property is not recommended. If you do, change it to a valid Windows user account, and change WAMUserPass to the corresponding password for the new account.

Important noteImportant Note:

Changes to WAMUserName and WAMUserPass may disrupt the operation of existing IIS out-of-process applications. You can synchronize application identities using Component Services to edit the user name and password values, found on the Identity tab of the property sheet for each package.

In-process applications are not affected by these property values.

Attribute Name


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ABO Data Type


Schema Default

Not specified.

Internal Default

Not specified.

Upper Bound

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Lower Bound

Not specified

Internal ID


Friendly ID


Property Attributes


User Type


You can configure this property at the following locations in the IIS metabase.

Metabase Path

IIS Admin Object Type







There are no flags for this property.

Client: Requires Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, or Windows NT Workstation 4.0.

Server: Requires Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows NT Server 4.0.

Product: IIS