How to configure a remote network share
To 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 ou can also publish Web content to the remote share after the virtual directory is created.
How to create a virtual directory
!. "og on to the Web server computer using an account that has administrative privileges. #lick Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager. $n the Internet Information Services window, e%pand * server name &where server name is the name of the server'. (ight)click the Web site that you want &for e%ample, Default Web Site', point to New, and then click Virtual Directory. *n the Welcome to t e Virtual Directory !reation Wi"ard page, click Ne#t. *n the Virtual Directory Alias page, type the alias that you want &for e%ample, Sales', and then click Ne#t. *n the Web Site !ontent Directory page, type the +N# path to the remote folder that you have created &for e%ample,$$Server$Share', and then click Ne#t. *n the %ser Name and Password page, type the user name and password that has sufficient privileges to gain access to the remote folder. Note To maintain the highest levels of security, use an account that has the minimum permissions that are necessary to provide access to the remote content.
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#lick Ne#t, re)type the password that you used in step eight in the !onfirm Password dialog bo%, and then click &'. *n the Access Permissions page, click to select the check bo%es of the permissions that you want to set for the virtual directory. ,y default, (ead permissions and (un scripts permissions are already selected. For e%ample, if you want to allow users to change the content in the virtual directory, click to select the Write check bo%. #lick Ne#t, and then click (inis . Note The virtual directory inherits the configuration and security settings of the Web site in which it is created.
How to test the virtual directory
!. Start $nternet -%plorer. $n the Address bo%, type the +(" to your Web server &for e%ample, tt)*++WebServer', and then click ,o. .erify that you are able to view the default Web site. 0ppend the alias of the virtual directory to the address that you typed in step two &for e%ample, tt)*++WebServer+Sales', and then click ,o. The virtual directory Web content is displayed in the browser window.
How to remove a virtual directory
To delete a virtual directory, remove the alias that $nternet $nformation Services &$$S' 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 steps1
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#lick Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager. $n the Internet Information Services window, click to e%pand * server name &where server name is the name of the server'. -%pand the Web site that contains the virtual directory that you want to delete. For e%ample, e%pand Default Web Site. (ight)click the virtual directory that you want &for e%ample, Sales' and then click Delete. #lick -es when the following message is displayed1 0re you sure you want to delete this item2 Note The Web content remains in the remote folder to which the virtual directory was mapped. Stop, and then restart the Web site1
(ight)click the Web site that you want &for e%ample, Default Web Site', and then click Sto). (ight)click the Web site, and then click Start. 5uit the $nternet $nformation Services snap)in.