To change settings of a virtual directory within a website:
Go to Websites & Domains and find the website’s domain name.
Click Virtual Directories.
Browse to the directory whose preferences you want to change, and
click the corresponding icon , or click Directory
Properties when inside the required directory.
Change the settings as required:
Name – specify virtual directory name.
Path – specify the path to the physical directory to which the
virtual directory is linked.
Script source access – select this checkbox to allow users to
access source code if either Read or Write permissions are set.
Source code includes scripts in ASP applications.
Read permission – select this checkbox to allow users to read
files or directories and their associated properties.
Write permission – select this checkbox to allow users to
upload files and their associated properties to the virtual
directory or to change content in a write-enabled file. Write
access is allowed only if browser supports the PUT feature of the
HTTP 1.1 protocol.
Directory browsing – select this checkbox to allow users to
see a hypertext listing of the files and subdirectories in the
Log visits – select this checkbox if you want to store the
information about visits to the virtual directory.
Create application – select this checkbox to make the web
directory an IIS application. The directory becomes logically
independent from the rest of the website.
Execute permissions – select the appropriate program execution
level allowed for the virtual directory.
None – allow access only to static files such as HTML or
- Scripts only – allow running scripts only, not executables.
Scripts and Executables – remove all restrictions so that
all file types can be executed.
- None – allow access only to static files such as HTML or
Allow to use parent paths – select this checkbox to allow
using double period in the path name when referring to a folder
above the current directory. This enables users to move up the