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  • Hi All
    I work for a company that is a small web host. We now have a couple of customers that are using wordpress for their sites. We use Server 2008 R2
    Does anyone know of any documentation or posts somewhere that i havent been able to find on the correct permissions for IIS servers for our customers to be able to use the auto update function within WordPress.

    Thanks in advance

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  • Grant “network” this user “rwx” permissions to your entire WordPress directory.

    Also refer to:

    Thread Starter Lethal1983


    Will this create a big security issue?

    Here are the folder perms used by IIS that’ll allow WP to be accessible.

    For the whole WP folder have Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, Read permissions assigned to IUSR, IIS_IUSRS, NETWORK SERVICE and to allow WP to automatically manage the files when downloading and installing new plugins/themes trough the WP dashboard then assign Full Control permissions for the “wp-content” folder to those listed users (not a good idea to leave it open all the time like this tho). If you have Zend Server installed for PHP content then you might also need to give the Read, Write, Execute permissions to ZendUser.

    @karlis Kavacis,

    Thank you, this seemed to fix my issues within IIS7. I am not to familiar with IIS but is there any security issues with giving these users full control of the wp-content folder? Is there anyway to create a new user and then give only that specific user full control of the wp-content directory?

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