IIS 7 and Above
Serving home directories from browser
Last post Jul 10, 2019 03:18 PM by bvi1998
Jul 08, 2019 05:40 PM|bvi1998|LINK
I am replacing our current file server which has user home directories. Currently the server is running an Apache web server which allows users to browse their home folder on a web page, in this format:
I now need to use IIS.
I tried this by creating a virtual directory called home which points to another directory which contains directory junctions (symlinks) for the username. From there they could drill down to the directory. In one of my attempts I called the virtual directory
"~" which displays ok but has another "/" after it.
Not knowing enough about IIS, I am not even sure how to give the user access without them logging in. They should be able to get to the URL with the credentials they are currently logged on to their machine with. And, if they are on a public machine they
should have to log on. They are not expecting to upload files.
Can anyone give me some ideas?
Jul 09, 2019 12:20 AM|lextm|LINK
IIS does not have that feature.
Jul 10, 2019 12:08 PM|bvi1998|LINK
When you say it does not have this feature, which are you talking about? Are you saying I cannot create a virtual directory and have users be able to browse their directories? What about using WebDav in some way?
Jul 10, 2019 01:56 PM|lextm|LINK
I mean none of the built-in features can be used to emulate what you want from Apache. If you don't want to develop a web app for that, go back to Apache.
Jul 10, 2019 03:18 PM|bvi1998|LINK
Thanks, decided on that this morning :)