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Does inetpub for IIS have to remain on my OS C: Drive or can it go on Data Drive?

I'd like to put inetpub on my Data Partition.  Can I do that or does it need to be on C: with the OS?  I'm running Vista 64.  If I can transfer it,k do I need to do anything special or just move it?
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nathana21Commented:
no, but you do need to go into IIS and tell it the new location. You may have to restart the service too.
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Ashish PatelCommented:
Ideally if its installed on C: then let it be there, you cant move it directly i suppose.
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nathana21Commented:
Wait tho..i am looking up further information.
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Ashish PatelCommented:
And if you really want to move it to D: then referer to this link
http://msmvps.com/blogs/msakr/archive/2006/02/10/83085.aspx
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arrkerr1024Commented:
the inetpub directory doesn't mean anything, it is just the default place to store IIS files like your web sites and ftp sites.  It doesn't need to even be called inetpub, and certainly doesn't need to be on your C drive.  You could just as easily create D:\WebSites\ and put your sites in there and delete C:\InetPub.

As nathana21 says, if you already have web sites in C:\Inetpub then you, of course, have to go in to the IIS Manager and change the document root for your web site(s).
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MitchellVIIAuthor Commented:
How do I change the root directory in the IIS Manager?
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arrkerr1024Commented:
Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
Expand your computer, Web Sites
Right-Click on your web site (probably just called Default Web Site, but you could have many) and select properties
Click on the Home Directory tab
Change the Local path - you can either type it in or browse for it

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nathana21Commented:
The setting you want to change is under the frame content path. The actual setting is physical path. Then browse for the location. http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/836c7fa3-e7fe-4134-a970-b9ae1034f2311033.mspx?mfr=true
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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