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In attempt to answer my question I did:

  1. read Miscrosoft "using virtual directories"
  2. read over a dozen + posts on stackoverflow / codingforum / dmxzone without a clear answer for my reading I searched terms: "virtual folder" , subfolder redirect, redirect subfolder to .asp

  3. While I learned some new terms, I'm not certain I'll even be using the correct language to ask this question.

  4. In attempt to migrate current webpage that is structred[files 1-30].asp


How do I make a browser pointed to :

load like

without an /index.html in the file folder (no that .html is not an error see my trial and error below)?

  • Reasoning, I would like to structure for organization / growth / seo

  • Presently, the site is hosted on Windows Server 2003 Microsoft-IIS/6.0

  • All of the page files are .asp

When I've experimented by pointing a browser to`
I have success
I get "virtual directory not accessible"

when I tried
I have success

And then when I tried I have success

Thanks, Casey

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migrated from Oct 10 '11 at 2:02

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Modify the default document for your web site to be index.asp in IIS.

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On the windows server 2003,

  • open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager;
  • right click on the site you would like to change the default document (if you only have one it would be the Default Web Site);
  • click on the properties menu;
  • Select the Tab Documents;
  • Enable default document (if its not already);
  • add the index.asp and move it to the top.

Now index.asp will be your default document and you will be able to type and IIS will call index.asp

This will work for every foldre you have on the default web site



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