Tricking IIS into using a mapped drive
Posted on 2008-10-14
I want to host my websites off a mapped drive for faster DR in the event of O/S failure.
However I am lazy and do not wish to reconfigure all my IIS settings to use a network share. I'd much rather I rename my current data drive (e) to something else and map a new drive (e) to the files on a network share. However IIS won't play ball and refuses to see the map drive, no doubt by perverse design.
I either need a way of telling IIS to STFU and serve files off my mapped drives, or a way of mapping a drive, maybe at boot that windows cannot distinguish from a local drive.
Am I nuts or can this be done at all?