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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Create a Virtual Directory

In most cases, the content you publish to your Web site is located in a home directory on your computer, such as C:\Inetpub\Wwwroot\. However, there might be instances when the content is located in another directory, or even on a remote computer.

To be able to publish content from any directory not contained within your home directory, you must create a virtual directory. A virtual directory is a directory that is not contained in the home directory but appears to client browsers as though it were. You can create a virtual directory by using IIS Manager or by using Windows Explorer.

Requirements

  • Credentials: Membership in the Administrators group on the local computer.

  • Tools: Iis.msc.

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