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This tip explains how to set permissions for ASP.NET to write to the registry without making ASP.NET a local admin.
- Run REGEDT32 and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog and
create, for example, APP_LOG.
- Open Event Log Viewer and set up the log parameters (size, overwrite, etc.).
- In REGEDT32, highlight the log, click Security, and then click Permissions within the form
- Click Add to get an NT user selection dialog.
- Select the user ASP.NET, click Add and then OK to leave the selection dialog.
- Select appropriate permissions of Read or Full Control (or Advanced if a more tailored setting is required).
This was first published in March 2003