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IIS Passwords Sync – Freeware

IIS Passwords Sync is a command line tool. And it is free!

IIS 6.0 web sites run under anonymous user accounts. It is IUSR_<machine name> (by default) or other user accounts created by your web hosting control panel. The users’ passwords are set automatically and are never known. However, sometimes for some reason the passwords get out of sync or corrupted and need to be reset. The easiest way to reset these passwords is to use IIS Passwords Sync program. It extracts the passwords that Microsoft IIS 6.0 has in its metabase and updates the accounts in Local Users and Groups to use that passwords.

Run synciis.exe to see IIS Passwords Sync command line syntax.


  • After the passwords synchronization you have to restart Internet Information Services (IIS 6.0) by using its MMC Manager snap-in or iisreset.exe program.
  • If there are 2 or more websites running under the same user account the password will be taken from one of them only, even if they have different passwords.

No installation required! No configuration required.
Just run it and enjoy.