Question : What is the function of WSS_WPG?
Does anyone know what function the following local sharepoint groups have?
Or does anyone know where I can find a description of them?
Obviously there is only the administrator account in each of these groups.
Solution: What is the function of WSS_WPG?
Hi, these are the IIS worker process groups (hence WPG) used by SharePoint. If memory serves, they have the following functions:
WSS_WPG contains the accounts which run content application pools
WSS_Admin_WPG contains the account which runs the central admin app pool
WSS_Restricted_WPG I’m not entirely sure about, I think it holds the setup account and possibly farm admins, but I’m not sure about this.
In any case you need all 3 for SharePoint to run. Hope that help.