IIS 5 & IIS 6
Classic ASP includes from outside of Root
Last post Mar 01, 2008 07:53 PM by steve schofield
Feb 29, 2008 05:40 PM|thatsgame1|LINK
I'm using IIS 6 and classic ASP. I want to create a virtual directory on my website from a file that is outside of the "default website" but I want to include my "top" and "bottom" (menu system) from within the "default website".
Default website is sitting at: "e:/website - NAME" (shared as "website - NAME" as well)
Ffolder for virtual directory is sitting at: "e:/personnel"
<!-- #include file="e:/website - NAME/includes/top.asp" -->
<!-- #include virtual="e:/websitefoldername/includes/top.asp" -->
<!-- #include file="e:/websitesharename/includes/top.asp" -->
<!-- #include virtual="e:/websitesharename/includes/top.asp" -->
<!-- #include file="websitesharename/includes/top.asp" -->
<!-- #include virtual="websitesharename/includes/top.asp" -->
<!-- #include file="website - NAME/includes/top.asp" -->
<!-- #include virtual="website - NAME/includes/top.asp" -->
Not sure how that works exactly but your help would be most appreciated.
Mar 01, 2008 01:05 PM|steve schofield|LINK
You would use <!--#include virtual=/websitesharename/includes/top.asp-->. There is no concept drive letters when dealing with IIS and files. You configure IIS to point to your files. If the permissions is setup correctly, it should work seemlessly.
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Mar 01, 2008 06:35 PM|thatsgame1|LINK
The file I want to include isn't in a virtual directory it's part of my default website. I am working in a folder outside of the default website.
I'm getting this message:
"Active Server Pages
error 'ASP 0126'
Include file not found
/personneltest/Index.asp, line 2
The include file '/Web Site - FSUS/includes/top.asp' was not found. "
Mar 01, 2008 07:53 PM|steve schofield|LINK
Understood. Make a virtual directory 'inside' your Default Web Site that points to the files 'outside' your working folder. In your code reference the virtual directory that points to the folder / files outside your normal structure. For example
Your default website is a local folder called c:\websites\example.com. Under example.com, all your folders and files. However, the files you want on a file server called FileServerA in a folder called D:\MyWebsiteIncludes. The UNC path is \\FileServerA\D$\MyWebSiteIncludes
or if you create a share on the folder, \\FileServerA\MyWebsiteIncludes On the web server, create a virtual directory that maps to either share path. You'll need to make sure the proper credentials are configured
to access the files on the remote server.