Add virtual directory as application in IIS 7

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    Add virtual directory as application in IIS 7

    A virtual directory is a directory name alias (also referred to as path) that you specify in IIS and map to a physical directory on a local or remote server. The directory name then becomes part of the application's URL, and users can request the URL from a browser to access content in the physical directory, such as a Web page or a list of additional directories and files. If you specify a different name for the virtual directory than the physical directory, it is more difficult for users to discover the actual physical file structure on your server because the URL does not map directly to the root of the site.

    Setting up a virtual directory as an application will allow you to run ASP.NET applications and also allow you to configure the virtual directory separately from the main site. Normally all settings and configuration will be inherited from the parent site or IIS server.

    1. Log into your server using RDP.

    2. Click on start and then administrative tools and then Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

    3. Click the plus sign next to your server name to expand it.

    4. Click the plus sign next to Sites to expand it.

    5. Right click on the site you wish to add a the virtual directory as an application too.

    6. Click Add Virtual Directory.

    6. Fill in the alias field and the path to the folder for which you wish to create the virtual directory for.

    7. Click OK

    8. Expand the site you just added the virtual directory to and right click on your new virtual directory.

    9. Click convert to application and then click OK.


    Re: Add virtual directory as application in IIS 7


    This really helped with my asp application to run.