How do i publish an application as the default root website in IIS?

Posted on 2014-08-01
Last Modified: 2016-01-27

I'm trying to change the Virtual Path of an Application in IIS7 to be the web root "/"

My Virtual Path and folder in the application is now "/wordpress"

I want the Virtual Path of the application to be: "/"

So the resultant url will change from to

When I go to the Advanced Settings the Virtual Path it is Greyed out & when creating a Virtual Path it doesn't let me add a slash. "/"  - See attached pic.

I have tried changing the "Default Web Site" physical path and application pool but no luck.

We're using IIS7.  This is a wordpress application.

How can I fix this problem?  Thank you.
Question by:rodsan
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    does this directory exist?:   <drive>\inetpub\wwwroot\wordpress

    If so then you can copy everything out of that directory straight into wwwroot.  If not then there may not be a way.  I'm not familiar with wordpress so not sure if there's a configuration that you can run.

    Did you run some kind of installer on the webserver?

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