I'm trying to have IIS 8.5 access a VirtualBox shared folder.

The physical path for the website was changed to \\VBOXSVR\application. Now, when I open localhost, I get the following error message:

HTTP Error 500.19 Internal Server Error Cannot read configuration file.

I assume that IIS does not have the permissions to access the network share, is that right? How can I correct that problem?

closed as off-topic by EEAA Oct 5 '16 at 15:10

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  • Hello, VirtualBox is not a production-worth virtualization system. I'd recommend you consider VMware vSphere or Hyper-V instead. – EEAA Oct 5 '16 at 15:11
  • Still, VMware vSphere uses shared network folders too. How do I get IIS to access these folders correctly? – Willem-Aart Oct 5 '16 at 15:31