How Do You Find a Virtial Directory?

Posted on 2008-01-26
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
  the title pretty much tells it all. When I go in to Exchange Manager I can see the name of my virtial directories but how can I locate their associated physical directories?

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Busbar earned 1200 total points
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they are virtually mapped, there is no physical mapping, but you wil find it in the IIS
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They are virtually mapped to a physical location. Where in IIS do you find the physcial location?
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on the virtual directory properties, home directory page
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Exchange Virtual Directories are not mapped to physical folders on a disk.  In IIS Manager, the file location is displayed as \\.\BackofficeStorage\... etc. This is a virtual share exposed by the Exchange Installable File System (ExIFS), which makes the Exchange stores and mailbox folders /appear/ to be files shared by the server, but they are not.  All OWA output is produced by an ISAPI extension (DAVEX.DLL) interacting with the Exchange virtual shares.

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