[wix-users] How to config DCom permissions for IUsers group (ASP.NET app)

John Cooper JoCooper at jackhenry.com
Wed Mar 30 10:13:36 PDT 2016

Are you using it to backdoor IIS security?

I have a single product that needs IIS wrapped in DCOM with the permissions of a particular user so that user can spawn additional sites, app pools, and applications.

It's easy enough to execute use either a C# or C++ custom action.  The problem comes with the need for an affinity between the affected process and the DCOM object.  Since custom actions are launched independent of the installing process, it's very unlikely that process will work.  Indeed, I could get the DCOM service setup, but it was for the wrong process context.

Ultimately, for that one product, we use a post install PowerShell script.  If you find a way to get the process context right, I'd really like to know.

John Merryweather Cooper
Senior Software Engineer | Integration Development Group | Enterprise Notification Service
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® | Lenexa, KS  66214 | Ext:  431050 |JoCooper at jackhenry.com

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I need to configure a DCom object's LaunchPermission and AccessPermission to include the IUsrs group for access by a ASP.NET app.  I am just wondering how other folks have approached this issue.

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