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In Apache, there's a way I can make phpMyAdmin available globally to all VirtualHosts I set up. In Apache, it looks like this:

<IfModule mod_alias.c>
    Alias /phpmyadmin "c:/AppServ/www/phpMyAdmin"

This way I reach phpmyadmin with prepending /phpmyadmin to all my domain names, and I can see phpmyadmin's initial page. (So for example it works for all my domains like this:,, also does work).

In IIS, there's an "Add Virtual Directory..." option when right clicking on a given site. Here I can set up e.g. phpMyAdmin's path to be reached with prepending /phpmyadmin to the given domain (e.g., but isn't there a "global" setting similar to Apache's Alias?

Or do I have to add a virtual directory to every given sites one by one?
I'm just curious, it's not a hard work to do it, but I'm interested in it if there exists another method to do it.

Thanks in advance!

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If I am understanding your question correctly, IIS directory and virtual directory paths are not normally case-sensitive so you can get by creating a virtual directory named "phpmyadmin" and use /phpMyAdmin, /phpmyadmin, /PHPMyAdmin or any other combination of case and you'll get the expected content.

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No, you didn't understand the question. :D I just want /phpmyadmin to be available GLOBALLY, across many-many sites. So for example I have 15 domains, with 15 different physical paths, but I want to make phpmyadmin available for all the 15 sites. I can do this globally with Apache's Alias directive for all the VirtualHosts I have set up. I'm curious if I could do it with IIS 7.5 too, without having to set the virtual directory in every single sites. (It's not that difficult to do it, but I'm interested if I could do it in another way.) I hope I could explain it now a little bit better. :) – Sk8erPeter Nov 27 '11 at 16:54
OK, I edited my original question not to be misunderstood, I hope this one is better now... – Sk8erPeter Nov 27 '11 at 17:05
Oh, OK. My mistake. I don't believe you can do it globally--you would have to create each virtual directory underneath each site. – mahnsc Nov 28 '11 at 13:42

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