Virtual directories

Discussion in 'General troubleshooting' started by blelem, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. How to create virtual directories?
    IIS7 configuration manager doesn't give me that option anywhere. Is it something specific to Winhost?
  2. Ray


    You will need to open a ticket to support concerning about creating a Virtual directory. Some developers may confuse the term IIS Virtual Directory to an IIS Virtual Application folder. An IIS Virtual Directory is merely a short cut to another folder within the root. An IIS Virtual Application folder is a way to setup a subfolder as an application starting point. Now, don't get this confused with a root folder. An application starting point folder allows a subfolder to host another ASP.Net web application. If you upload an ASP.Net application on the root, you cannot simply upload another ASP.Net application on a subfolder. Doing so can invite conflicts with the applications web.config file and the elements within it. Rather, setting a subfolder as an application folder will help ensure the the web.config files are handled differently. This of course does not mean ASP.Net inheritance will not occur. But that is a different issue all together.

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