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Seting up IIS5.0

By windanser ·
When setting up a web server using Microsoft IIS, I prefer to install wwwroot directory and FTP in a different drive other than C. unfortunately IIS5.0 will not allowed you to change the setting and will install everything in drive C. how safe that is and is there a way to install FTP and wwwroot in another directory when setting up IIS5.0. What is the safest practice for doing that?

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by Pan 13 x In reply to Seting up IIS5.0

after you install iis you can click the copmputer in the mmc console of iis and select the default website. right click and select properities and go to the home directory tab. change the location from c:\ to d:\ or where ever and all the files strand for iis will be copied. I would recomend using the microsoft iis lockdown tool.

here is the link:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/recommended/iislockdown/default.asp

hope this gets you in the right direction. the tool is wonderful. install ftp and wwroot different directories is not nessary but moving iis from the c: partition is always a good idea

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by windanser In reply to Seting up IIS5.0

actually I was looking for a way to install

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Seting up IIS5.0

Here is the "official" word from Microsoft:

Cannot Install Internet Information Server Using Optional Path in Windows 2000 (Q244852)

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The information in this article applies to:


Microsoft Windows 2000 , Server


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When you install Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) as an optional component of Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, you cannot designate a path that is different from the path of the default IIS installation folder.


STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 2000 Server.


This is just how it works. The previous answer, which explained how to change the directory for the Default Web Site, is correct. You can't set wwwroot anywhere else on install other than ROOTDRIVE:\inetpub\wwwroot

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by windanser In reply to Seting up IIS5.0

I havee tried this method befor and it did not work, even I copied the directory and tried to change the path from the property sheet but it did not accept the new path. I however found an article from microsoft with VB script to change thedefault installation of wwwroot and FTP directory
the article number is Q274140. thanks for everyone for thier help.

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by windanser In reply to Seting up IIS5.0

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