moving a website from IIS5 to IIS7

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I need to MOVE a website (which contains virtual directories) from a Windows 2003 server to a Windows 2008 server.  On the source server, the website is using the default website and home folder is c:\inetpub\wwwroot.

I copy the c:\inetpub\wwwroot from the source server to c:\project1 folder on the target server.  The reason is c:\inetpub\wwwroot on the target server is already being used.

The problem comes when I create the website on the target server, I am not able to browse http://targetserver/virtual directory1/apps1.asmx.  

Do you think I need to look at the web.config file?  

Please advise.

Thanks.
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The reason is c:\inetpub\wwwroot on the target server is already being used

I am not sure I understand what you mean by the statement above.

Why do you feel the need to move entire wwwroot from source to target?

All you would need to do is to copy the folder or folders in wwwroot from source to wwwroot in target folder.

Maybe, I am missing something.
Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information Systems

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"I am not able to browse http://targetserver/virtual directory1/apps1.asmx"
I'm not clear on what this means.  Have you established the copied site as a virtual directory under the existing site?  If so, does the virtual directory name really have a space in it?  

Regardless, what happens when you try to access this page?  What error gets returned?

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