Configuration :: Creating The Virtual Directory?

Jan 12, 2011 05:06 AM

m new to .net framework 4 and iis 7.I created a webapplication in VS2010 with C#.I created the virtual directory for that web application in my IIS (IIS 7).when i tried to open the page by using virtual directory, it is displaying the following problem.Server Error in '/' Application.

Configuration Error
Description:An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.Parser Error Message: It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition='MachineToApplication' beyond application level. This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS.Source Error:


Source File: E: estweb.config Line: 12 Show Additional Configuration Errors:


Creating A Virtual Directory Using A Script?

Nov 06, 2008 06:33 AM

I am looking forward to configure my project as a virtual directory using some sort of script i.e. programmatically ... after a bit of search i came to know about these vb script files that we have in windows named as Iisvdir.vbs and Iisftpdr.vbs which are supposed to be stored in a system folder. The link i referred for this information is [URL] jst when i was hoping to use process.start() method to execute this script in, i realized that the script file could not be found on my system. I m not sure if i m using the correct method to achieve my task.

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Installation :: While Creating Virtual Directory In IIs?

Jan 12, 2010 04:26 AM

While creating virtual directory in IIS i am gettin "Failed to Access IIS metabase" problem can anybody help me regarding this issue

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Configuration :: 3.5 Deployment Without Virtual Directory?

Nov 02, 2010 05:56 PM

First of all, I am trying to deploy a web application, without virtual directory. Yes...I have no other option but to try this due to some non-tehnical constraints.

Now, I have developed an ASP.NET 3.5 Web application, which works fine on my local ASP.NET Development Web Server. Then, I published the application to the actual webserver using the VS2008 Publish... option. When I got some error messages related to web.config, I removed the corresponding items from the web.config.

When I can access the page but the code inside the page doesn't really work. When I open the Default.aspx, which is directly under the website, I keep on getting this error:

Compiler Error Message: CS0246: The type or namespace name 'DynamicLoadControl' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)

This DynamicLoadControl is a class that I have developed and is present in App_CodeDynamicLoadControl.cs file (in the same namespace).

I have searched a lot and tried everything except creating a virtual directory. First of all, is it possible to have 3.5 website without virtual directory.

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Configuration :: How To Create Virtual Directory In IIS

Jun 03, 2010 12:48 PM

I'm new to IIS, I just want to create a virtual directory in IIS. I'm using WINDOWS7.When I Browse my Default file it throws the folling Error,Error SummaryHTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server ErrorThe requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid.

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Configuration :: Virtual Directory Is Not Working?

Mar 22, 2011 08:59 AM

I have made a virtual directory in IIS 7.5 but still unable to catch the required path. I need to save uploaded files inside a folder which i created as virtual directory but still it is showing error like- "Could not find the path..

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Security :: Creating Virtual Directory Through Code Showing An Error As Access Denied?

May 11, 2010 06:09 AM

I am creating virtual directory from my C# code when i execute this code working every finely.

But problem is when i publish this code and access through iis it is showing an error as access denied .

i tried to give permissions to the folder in c:\inetpub\wwwrootfoldername Network service and users provided permissions of full control But still showing an error of Access Denied(mine is iis 5.0 in xp)

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Configuration :: Rename Virtual Directory In IIS Like Domain Name

Aug 13, 2010 09:11 AM

At my pc, i developed one application that can be used by my other family members too. Lets say application name is XYZApplication. I have put this appl in virtual directory with same name. So now it can be accessed by the link [URL]. Is it possible by any way to make it accessible by link

1. [URL] OR

2. [URL]

I doubt on second one but atleast 1st one?

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Configuration :: Virtual Directory Path Is Not Valid?

Mar 05, 2011 05:49 AM

I have created a setup for my application which is having both website and desktop application. i m supposed to changes connection string in both the config files at runtime. i used following code :


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Configuration :: Created A New Virtual Directory On IIS To Host Website?

Apr 11, 2010 11:41 AM

I am developing an ASP.NET 3.5 website using Visual Studio 2008 professional on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. The website is hosted on the local machine IIS with no problems at all. I got a new server (Windows Server 2008 R2), I created a new virtual directory on IIS to host my website. When I try to publish it, I get this error: "The Web server does not appear to have FrontPage Server Extensions installed." I have searched online and it appears that FrontPage extensions have been removed from IIS 7.5

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Configuration :: IIS Manager - Virtual Directory-property Missing Tab

Jun 01, 2010 02:41 PM

i tried to set up a virtual dir within default web site. When I navi to property dialog, I could not see "ASP.NET" tab.

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Configuration :: How To Give C# Worker Access To Virtual Directory

Sep 29, 2010 09:57 PM

I'm totally stuck. I've tried many ways. I have a webapplication deployed on Win2003 with IIS 6.0. The website needs to access:

D:data on another PC.

I've sucessfully created a virtual directory (using local credentials to the data PC) in IIS and I am fully able to browse and view all the files. So now the webserver is: WebserverData.

In my behind code, I call filestream f = (Server.MapPath("WebserverDatasomedata.txt")));

and it tells me access to that location: \webserverdatasomedata.txt is DENIED. BUT I am able to browse on the Win2k3 IIS server.

I've set impersonation to true and used local username and password of the data PC. I've configured IIS to use the same username password.

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Installation :: Configuration Error - Virtual Directory Not Being Configured?

Nov 17, 2008 07:02 AM

I had created subdomain and I placed the published files there.Then I got this error.

Parser Error Message: It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition='MachineToApplication' beyond application level. This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS.

Source Error:

Line 46: </webServices>
Line 47:
Line 48: <authentication mode="Forms">
Line 49: <forms name=".ASPXAUTH" defaultUrl="AddList.aspx" slidingExpiration="false" protection="All"/>
Line 50: </authentication>

But when I uploaded to the main domain the error gone.

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Configuration :: Unable To Save Graphic File On Virtual Directory?

Nov 25, 2010 04:54 PM

I am really stumped on this. I have IIS setup on my local box, and a virtual directory pointed to the folder MapBuilder. IUSR and IWAM have been given full access. When I run this through web developer, everything works great. When I access it through IIS, the following error is generated:


The line of code that generates the error is:


If I change the code to use a virtual directory I get the same basic error on the Overview.Save call:


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Configuration :: Need To Change The Port Or Use A Virtual Directory / Running On Vista?

May 18, 2010 11:37 PM

I have setup a new site in IIS Manager and set the Host name to the actual website address, so everytime I try to access the site via the web it takes me to the site hosted on my pc. Do I need to change the port or use a virtual directory? Running on Vista.

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Configuration :: IIS6 Virtual Directory And Separate Application Pool?

Feb 17, 2011 02:58 PM

Our website has all of the publicly accessible pages at the root and private pages (login required) in a folder below the root (call it "private").Private pages are accessed as want to run the pages in the private folder in a separate application pool without changing the URL for private users.I tried making the private folder a virtual directory but then the pages in the private folder did not render(I think because it did not find a web.config in the private folder).Is the answer to simply put a copy of the web.config that resides at the root in the private folder or is that problematic?

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Configuration :: Web Setup Project Change Virtual Directory Physical Path?

Apr 09, 2010 11:42 AM

I created a web setup project. When the users install it, the virtual directory gets created and all the files are created under "C:Inetpubwwwroot<myvirtualdirectory>".

How to customize the web setup project so that I can change the virtual directory physical path? I had followed the tutorial


but it didn't work and my MSI stopped installing alltogether.

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Configuration :: Virtual Directory Targeting Newer Framework Version Than Parent Site?

Mar 25, 2011 06:32 PM

There is an existing 2.0 app on an IIS 6 server. I need to add a feature/page to this site (third party app, don't have source code). I'm creating my tool in VS targeting dotnet 4. For end user convenience I need my tool to be available within the same url namespace as this .net 2.0 app. I assumed I would just create a new virtual directory within this existing app to put my app. But I hadn't thought about the different framework versions.... the web server does have v 4 installed. So can I create my virtual directory and host my v4 tool there, within the v2 website?

anything I should be aware of to make that work?

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WCF / ASMX :: GetUser() Is Null When WCf In Virtual Directory Is Called In Parent Directory

Nov 10, 2010 09:50 AM

I have a WCF service in a virtual directory that is called in the code behind of a page that is in the parent directory, when i debug the code i can see the wcf service is being called, however when the service calls Membership.GetUser() it alway returns null. The user has already logged in to the site. When i call the service via jquery it does pick up the correct user, but i need to be able to call it via the code behind as well. I am developing in .Net 3.5 how i can make the Wcf pick up the logged in user?

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Oct 27, 2010 08:12 PM

I made a web form on a development website of mine (we'll call it and tried to publish it out to the web (we'll call it [URL]) in a subfolder. I named it default.aspx like I was supposed to and it worked flawlessly on the dev site. When I published it out the web, I wound up getting the following error when trying to get to the subfolder: [URL] Directory Listing Denied

This Virtual Directory does not allow contents to be listed. Confused and flustered, I tried to go to [URL], but I wound up with some error that won't tell me the problem. Instead it tells me to change the my web.config to read <customErrors mode="Off"/>.

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ISS Virtual Directory And HTML's Reference To Root Directory Path

Dec 30, 2008 04:02 PM

I have created a virtual directory FOO through IIS, which has a local path of D:websiteFOOhtml, and thereby accessable at [URL] I have an image D:websiteFOOhtmlimagesBAR.jpg, and I want to reference this image within any HTML file within any subdirectory using the following HTML tag: <img src="???imagesBAR.jpg" alt="BAR" align="middle" border="0" />

If the aforementioned HTML code is used, then what would I need to put within? to assure that any of the following HTML files can reference imagesBAR.jpg from root directory: D:websiteFOOhtmlSubAA.html

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Why Necessary To Create Virtual Directory In IIS When Website Content Is Placed In IIS Root Directory

Feb 13 10 at 14:54

As virutal directory points to physical path of the application, so if the IIS root directory is C:inetpubwwwroot and the application is stored at D:websites, than we need to create a virtual directory but if the application content is placed at C:inetpubwwwroot, then why still need to create virtual directory.

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Jan 30 10 at 18:43

I'm using Request.ApplicationPath to learn the name of the Virtual Directory in which I'm running. Is there a more reliable way?

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C# - IIS 5.1 Not Resolving Virtual Directory?

Oct 13 10 at 21:08

I set up a Virtual Directory called 'Site'. I browse to [URL].In the source file, the relative paths are coded as '/Page1.aspx', for example, and it has worked in the past.I'm using Win XP Pro SP3 and IIS 5.1. Any ideas on what might be causing this behavior?

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Go About Reading And Writing To Virtual Directory In 7?

Feb 10, 2010 02:25 AM

How do you go about reading and writing to a virtual directory in iis 7?

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Looking For The Tab On The Virtual Directory Property Window ?

Mar 27, 2009 01:16 PM

I have installed ASP.NET application on Server 2003. Ran ASPNET_REGIIS -i. Created virtual directory. The application works but when I select Properties in the IIS Management window for the application virtual directory there is no ASP.NET tab. I seem to remember that always before this tab was present but not on this installation.

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A Virtual Directory Not Being Configured As An Application In IIS

Jan 13, 2010 08:12 AM

I've below error message:


Error 1 It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition='MachineToApplication' beyond application level. This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS. C:PdfViewerPdfTestSiteWeb.Config 28

When I double click the error it goes to Web.Config file to tag:


The application name in IIS is PdfViewer

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Virtual Directory In IIS To Physical Path

Mar 1st, 2010, 09:27 AM

My basic question is, can a virtual directory in IIS point to a physical path that's not on the local machine? For instance, right now I have a virtual path /NaturalGasReport/NYMEX which points to physical path C:Program Files (x86)NymexSettleNATGAS_REPORTNYMEX, but I want it to point to a physical path on a difference PC on the same network. Is this possible? (I know I can just try it out so I apologize for asking but I thought it would be best to get an explanation along with "yes" or "no"). If you want more detail, this is what I need to do. To make a long story short, because of a vendor product we are using that won't run on a 64-bit operating system, I have to run a program called Generate_NGReportData.vbs (it's a vbscript program) on a PC I will call 28. It uses a vendor product which produces jpg files which are graphs of the Natural Gas market. The machine where I wish it could run is called RTEST01 but this machine runs a 64-bit OS and the components won't work there. RTEST01 has the databases. So, I created a datasource on 28 which points to RTEST01's database. The vbs program will read the data, generate the reports, and write one row to a database table on RTEST01. RTEST01 has to run the complimentary program which sends these reports (via email). 28 is not an email server so it can't email the reports. So on RTEST01 I will run Send_NaturalGasReport.vbs. This program creates an email body of html. The html references [URL]NaturalGasReport/NYMEX/" & Day(nymex_update_dt) & ".jpg which is a virtual directory pointing to C:Program Files (x86)NymexSettleNATGAS_REPORTNYMEX. I need it to point to the folder and files on 28.So if my initial question has a simple yes answer then I am all set. If not, examine my architecture and propose an alternative solution.

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Virtual Directory - 403 Forbidden Error - How To Fix It

Sep 25, 2009, 10:56

I have IIS 6 running on a win2k3 server.

I setup our webserver at work with a virtual directory so it goes to

The physical directory is d:/inetbub/Books

I placed a simple index.html file in the directory.

When I access the URL, for some reason it asks for a username/password. I put it my account information for my domain but I get a 403 forbidden.

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Aug 28, 2009 06:46 AM

what is the difference between website and virtual directory?

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How To Create Virtual Directory Programmatically

Nov 20, 2009 05:09 AM

Can anyone post the code to create a virtual directory programatically?

I have a Folder "Projects" in c:inetpubwwwroot

I need to create a Virutual directory under this folder

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Apr 29, 2010 05:45 PM

Assuming here that I have full control over the server.I'm looking for a sample code that would help me understand how to create a new virtual directory on the IIS pointing to say C:

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Installation :: Is IIS Needed For Virtual Directory

Jul 08, 2009 04:25 PM

ASP.Net 2.0 C# website. I created the site in VS2005 and am not using IIS to run/debug the local site. I am using the ASP.Net dev server built into VS2005.I seem to be having issues with the virtual directory on the server: wwwRoot. When I create an Access DataSource and steer it to the database it uses path notation like so in the aspx page: DataFile="~/DB/Events.mdb". The tilde, I assume, points to the virtual directory. Since I have no virtual directory set up locally the path to the database it resolves like so on the server: 'C:WebsitesmyWebsitewwwRootDBEvents.mdb'

How can I set the local folder wwwRoot as a virtual directory from inside VS2005? I know I can do it via IIS but really, seriously want to avoid that route as I need to give hair and blood samples, and pledge my first-born, to our security folks before I can run IIS.

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Aug 05, 2010 12:13 AM

Anybody know how to setup a virtual directory in IIS Express for things like Shared Resources? I can't figure out where to set it up in Web Matrix?

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How To Access A Virtual Directory In IIS From CodeBehind

Dec 12, 2010 09:14 PM

im a little bit angry, because i realy don't know how i can access a virtual directory a created in the IIS.

For example i created virtual directory called "Images" in the IIS under my default website. The "Images" folder is connected with my physical harddrive "D:Bilder".

Now how do i access this folder from code behind? I really tried everything but i can't load a image from this virtual directory :

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Access Folder Outside Of Virtual Directory?

Dec 01, 2009 06:42 PM

Looking for best way to upload files (using fileupload) in folder(s) outside application's virtual directory.

Scenario is website admin's app is outside websites virtual directory and needs to upload files into website's virtual directory folders.

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Feb 2 10 at 21:46

I have a few applications that need to share a common set of markup.

Scenario: I might have,, and On all sites, /care/contact-us.aspx and /care/faqs.aspx will be exactly the same, but every other page will be totally different.

Issue: I'm attempting to not duplicate the .aspx files for each of these sites and would like to have a /care virtual directory that would include contact-us.aspx and faqs.aspx that each of these sites would use. I have seen this post from Scott Gu, but I'm looking for any other solutions/ideas.

Question 1: What would be the best way to set this up to share the /care directory?

Question 2: Any about also sharing the code behind.

Background, if you care: In a legacy application (asp classic/vbscript), we have the ability to use a /common virtual directory for sites to share common markup and code (since they're all mixed together in .asp files).

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How To Rewrite To A Virtual Directory With A Different Application

May 4 10 at 12:39

I have a CMS application that manages multiple websites, today whenever i change the codebehind of one of these websites - i have to rebuild the dll for all websites, deploy it - this disconnects all current sessions and is really bad.

The iis is configured to listen to all domain requests, if the request is to one of the websites' domain , the application rewrites it, or example, if someone requests for, and is configured in the application to be website 12, it is rewritten to

This is done for all websites.

We want to seperate the dlls of the websites from each other, and from the main CMS, we have a virtual directory to each websites, but when trying to rewrite to it, we discover that IIS support this (we get an "Could not load type '_12._Default'". error).

How can we perform this rewrite so it does rewrite to virtual directories, or if anyone has any other solution for the initial dll seperation problem.

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Feb 8 at 18:28

I was running it directly from Visual studio which resulted in this error :) I can clearly see the images when I run it directly from IIS!

I've created a website under IIS and have successfuly pointed it to my project. The path to my project under IIS is:


I, then created a virtual directory under website cartoon named cartoon_images but it creates it under localhost:36011/cartoon_images/ instead of localhost:36011/cartoon/cartoon_images/

As you can see, virtual directory is under the website "cartoon" but I can't access it as cartoon/cartoon_images/

I'll need to give links to this virtual folder but I can't do it in this case if I'm not mistaken.

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Mar 12 10 at 6:27

I have a WebForm that contains the following definition for the FCKeditor:

<FCKeditorV2:FCKeditor ID="txtBody" runat="server"

This works fine in my VS2008-based web application. However, when I deploy it to a Virtual Directory in IIS, it looks for the FCKEditor files (e.g. javascript, stylesheets, etc...) in the /fckeditor folder, not in the /MyVirtualDir/fkceditor.

I've tried changing the BasePath to ~/fckeditor/, but then it won't work on my dev machine.

What is the right way to go, so that the FCKEditor maps onto the right directory. In my project the fckeditor directory is right off the root.

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