Consistent relative path to root folders (wwwroot\webapp = 'localhost')

Posted on 2003-03-31
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Last Modified: 2012-09-27
I wonder if i'm asking the impossible.

My local root folder is "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\webapp" and it has an "\images" subfolder. On the remote server this folder will be www.webapp.co.uk/images so my code refers to "/images/pic.jpg". This doesn't work my IIS because it's looking for "http://localhost/images/pic.jpg" instead of http://localhost/webapp/images/pic.jpg. How can I get 'localhost' to refer to 'wwwroot\webapp'.

Many thanks

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fz2hqs earned 300 total points
ID: 8244146
Go into the IIS MMC, get the properties of the website. Navigte to the tab labelled home directory adjust the path from C:\Inetpub\wwwroot to C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\webapp


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ID: 8248388
You would create a virtual directory in IIS called 'images':

Click Start, point to Programs, click to select Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager.
Expand the server name.
In the left pane, right-click Default Web Site, point to New, and then click Virtual Directory.
In the first screen of the Virtual Directory Creation Wizard, type an alias, or name, for the virtual directory (such as 'images'), and then click Next.
In the second screen, click Browse. Locate the content folder that you created to hold the images. Click Next.
In the third screen, click to select Read and Run scripts (such as ASP). Make sure that the other check boxes are cleared. Click Finish to complete the wizard.
On the Virtual Directory tab, make sure that the virtual directory name is listed in the Application Name box under Application Settings. If it is not, click Create. Note that the application name does not have to match the virtual directory alias.
Close the Properties dialog box.

Author Comment

ID: 8254341
Thanx Stuart. That's done the trick. Phew! Saved me a lot of work.


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