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Do I add the wwwroot manually to inetpub?

Posted on 2011-02-17
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi, I just turn on IIS 7 on my Windows 7 Enterprise pc.  There is a Inet folder but do I add the wwwroot folder myself or is there something I need to do in the manager to configure this?  thanks.
Question by:lapucca
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by:Anurag Agarwal
ID: 34923706
lapucca you don't need to add any such type of things in inetpub for your reference just look for some tutorial for hosting in II7 as it is little different from previous version


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by:Brad Howe
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I don't think you installed it completely. If you open "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" from Administrative Tools, do you see a SERVER\Sites\Default Web Site installed. If so, click on it, select advanced properties and confirm the Phyiscal Path. The default is c:\inetpub\wwwroot


During the installation of Internet Information Services 7 (IIS 7), a default Web site configuration is created in the \Inetpub\Wwwroot directory on your Web server. You can either use this default directory to publish your Web content, or create a directory at a file system location of your choice.

After that is setup. You are more then welcome, And suggested to stop that site and create a NEW Site with a new phyiscal path.


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ID: 34927662
I only see an icon with my pc's computer name on it.  Above it, it says Connections.
I didn't install anything.  I just "turn on" the IIS 7 from the control panel of Window 7 Enterprise.  That's the information I found on internet.  Is there further steps to be done?  Thanks.
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Brad Howe earned 2000 total points
ID: 34927700
Follow the instructions from the link provided above. If nothing is added please provide your iis7.log which is found in C:\Windows\iis7.log.

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by:Brad Howe
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As well, That connections Pane "Computer Name" shoudl have a dropdown triangle to expand it.

If this is not hte case, then follow as mentioned above and provide the install log.


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ID: 34927800
Right, I missed the tiny faint arrow. Thank you.

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