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Disable virtual directory browsing when pointing the site to the VD

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In IIS 7/Server 2008 is there a way of stopping a user browsing a virtual directory when the site at the level above is pointing to it.

For example;
When I add a Virtual directory to a server its URL would be;
http://HOSTNAME/VIRTUALDIRECTORYNAME/default.aspx

But by changing the site to point to the physical folder of the virtual directory users are able to browse the site without entering the virtual directory name.
http://HOSTNAME/default.aspx

When I enable the latter by changing the site’s physical path is there a way of disabling browsing via the virtual directory name. Or driving users to the new http://HOSTNAME/default.aspx URL?
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by:Noggin182
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If I understand you right you want to force users that are still trying to access /vdir/file to be redirected to /file?

If so remove the virtual directory and create a real directory with the same name. Then you can just change the properties of your virtual directory so it send back a redirect instead. From the IIS manager select your folder and then open "HTTP Redirect", it should be straight forward from this point on.
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I figured it out an appication can be set at the website level.
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