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This article describes step-by-step how to create a virtual directory on an existing Web site in a Windows 2000 environment.
A virtual directory is a directory that is not contained within the Web site's home directory, but appears to client browsers as though it were. A virtual directory has an alias that is mapped to the physical location of the Web content. A client appends the alias to the URL of the Web site in order to browse the Web content in that virtual directory. The following table illustrates these mappings:
Both virtual directories and physical directories (directories without an alias) are listed in Internet Services Manager. A virtual directory is indicated by a folder icon with a globe in the corner.
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Create a folder in which to store the Web content
Create a virtual directory
Publish Web content to the new folderFor more information about publishing a Web, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/198523/ )How to publish a FrontPage Web
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/205729/ )How to publish a FrontPage Web from a remote server to a local computer
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/194093/ )How to publish a FrontPage Web to the Internet, intranet
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/181127/ )How to publish your Web to a server without FrontPage Extensions
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/194092/ )How to publish your Web to a server without FrontPage Extensions
TroubleshootingFor more information about issues related to Microsoft Internet Information Services, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297954/ )How to troubleshoot the Web server in Windows 2000
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299970/ )How to use NTFS permissions to protect a Web Page running on IIS 4.0 or 5.0
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216705/ )How to set permissions on a FrontPage Web on IIS