IIS 6 Metabase bad or ASP.net needs re-install? [Answered]RSS

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Last post Mar 31, 2013 12:33 AM by lextm

  • IIS 6 Metabase bad or ASP.net needs re-install?

    Mar 30, 2013 02:30 PM|BitShift|LINK

    I am looking at settings in IIS 6 on a test server that is new to me, and there are several web sites.  The websites have what appear to have been applications at one point, but now just resembled vidrual directories.  Viewing the properties on the "folder" in IIS Admin, The "create" button is enabled, as if the app was never created.  Im pretty sure it existed at one time, but again, this environment (job) is new to me and the servers are relatively new to the group I am working with, so I have very little history to go on.

    Question:

    What could cause the various applications under a website (default website for example) to become just like folders and no longer seen as applicaitons?  

    Hmm, thinking about it a bit, its very possible that the dig-dongs that had this server before me, simply setup the websites and never bothered to configure the individual applications.  Especially now that I see the apps are all under inetpub\wwwroot

    If this is the case, then IIS will still serve up the content out of these folders while running the active content through the aspnet isapi handler.

  • Re: IIS 6 Metabase bad or ASP.net needs re-install?

    Mar 31, 2013 12:33 AM|lextm|LINK

    Probably you come from a world of only IIS 7.* and 8 where you can create both virtual directories and applications. For IIS 6, all you get is virtual directories,

    http://www.iis.net/learn/get-started/planning-your-iis-architecture/understanding-sites-applications-and-virtual-directories-on-iis

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