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This article describes how to create a virtual directory on an existing Web site to a folder that resides on a remote computer.
A remote virtual directory is a directory that is not contained within the Web site's home directory but appears to client browsers as though it is within the home directory. A remote virtual directory has an alias that is mapped to a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) share location. A client appends the alias to the URL of the Web site 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 that has a globe in the corner.
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How to configure a remote network shareTo create a virtual directory to a remote network share, create the share, and then store the Web content in that share. Set the appropriate sharing permissions, and then add the appropriate NTFS permissions to control access to the folder that contains your content.
Note You can also publish Web content to the remote share after the virtual directory is created.
How to create a virtual directory
How to test the virtual directory
How to remove a virtual directoryTo delete a virtual directory, remove the alias that Internet Information Services (IIS) uses to reference the content stored in that directory.
Note When you delete a virtual directory, the network share and its content are not also deleted.
To delete a virtual directory, follow these steps:
For 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 or an intranet
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/181127/ )How to publish your Web to a server without FrontPage extensions
194092For more information about issues related to IIS, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/194092/ )How to publish your Web to a server without FrontPage extensions in FrontPage 98
(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
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216705/ )How to set permissions on a FrontPage Web on IIS
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/214806/ )How to enable pass-through authentication for UNC virtual directories
Article ID: 308150 - Last Review: October 31, 2006 - Revision: 4.3
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