I'm have a need to show the most up to date version of a certain file in a directory to users who access a folder on my site (lets call this folder logs). I can't just move the file into the folder as another process relies on being able to find and edit this file while it is running.
At first I had thought I could just create a folder on my site, give it the correct permissions and then create a symbolic link to the file. However it seems IIS7 does not follow symlinks.
Another solution would be to create a phpscript that pulls the correct file and displays it, but that felt like over-engineering the solution.
I know that on Apache this would be simple, but I can't figure out how to do it with IIS7.
To give an idea of the folder structure I'm working with. The directory looks like this.
--File I need to serve.
--File containing plain text passwords.
I can't move any of these files. If I just serve the entire directory using Virtual Directories in IIS I'll also be sharing files and folders containing configuration and other sensitive information.