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Web Application vs Virtual Directory.

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  • A Web Application is a grouping of content at the root level of a Web site or a grouping of content in a separate folder under the Web site's root directory. When you add an application in IIS, you designate a directory as the application root, or starting point, for the application and then specify properties specific to that particular application, such as the application pool that the application will run in.

    In most cases, the content you publish to your Web or FTP site is located in a root or home directory on your computer, such as C:\Inetpub\Wwwroot\. However, there might be instances when the content is located somewhere else, or even on a remote computer. To publish from any directory not contained within your home or root directory, you can 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 through IIS Manager or by using Windows Explorer.

    If you have further questions in regards to IIS, there is dedicated forum, you might want to post your queries there.

    http://forums.iis.net/

    Thanks


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    Friday, July 13, 2012 5:43 AM
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  • Hi,

    More info:

    Understanding Sites, Applications, and Virtual Directories on IIS 7
    https://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/150/understanding-sites-applications-and-virtual-directories-on-iis/


    Virtual Application vs Virtual Directory
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wenlong/archive/2006/11/22/virtual-application-vs-virtual-directory.aspx


    Regards,
    Rafic

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    Friday, July 13, 2012 6:42 AM
  • Please ask this question in IIS forum: http://forums.iis.net/

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Miya


    Miya Yao

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, July 13, 2012 8:15 AM
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  • A Web Application is a grouping of content at the root level of a Web site or a grouping of content in a separate folder under the Web site's root directory. When you add an application in IIS, you designate a directory as the application root, or starting point, for the application and then specify properties specific to that particular application, such as the application pool that the application will run in.

    In most cases, the content you publish to your Web or FTP site is located in a root or home directory on your computer, such as C:\Inetpub\Wwwroot\. However, there might be instances when the content is located somewhere else, or even on a remote computer. To publish from any directory not contained within your home or root directory, you can 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 through IIS Manager or by using Windows Explorer.

    If you have further questions in regards to IIS, there is dedicated forum, you might want to post your queries there.

    http://forums.iis.net/

    Thanks


    I do not represent the organisation I work for, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Friday, July 13, 2012 5:43 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    More info:

    Understanding Sites, Applications, and Virtual Directories on IIS 7
    https://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/150/understanding-sites-applications-and-virtual-directories-on-iis/


    Virtual Application vs Virtual Directory
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wenlong/archive/2006/11/22/virtual-application-vs-virtual-directory.aspx


    Regards,
    Rafic

    If you found this post helpful, please give it a "Helpful" vote.
    If it answered your question, remember to mark it as an "Answer".
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confers no rights! Always test ANY suggestion in a test environment before implementing!

    Friday, July 13, 2012 6:42 AM
  • Please ask this question in IIS forum: http://forums.iis.net/

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Miya


    Miya Yao

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, July 13, 2012 8:15 AM
    Moderator