How to create an application pool in IIS 8 – Windows Server 2012 R2

How to create a new application pool

  1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager:
      • On the taskbar, click Server Manager, click Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

In the Connections pane, expand the server name, and then click Application Pools.

  1. In the Actions pane, click Add Application Pool….
  2. In the Add Application Pool dialog box, enter the name of the application pool in the Name: box, in the .NET Framework version: drop-down list select the .NET Framework version your site or application uses, in the Managed pipeline mode: drop-down list select Integrated or Classic, and then click OK.

How to configure the application pool for an existing site or application

  1. In the Connections pane, expand Sites, and then navigate to the Web site or application you want to add to the application pool.
  2. In the Actions pane, click Advanced Settings…
  3. In the General section of the Advanced Settings dialog box, click the Application Pool entry, and then click the ellipses button.
  4. In the Select Application Pool dialog box, select the application pool from the Application pool: drop-down box, click OK, and then click OK again.

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