Add virtual directory as application in IIS 7
A virtual directory is a directory name alias (also referred to as
path) that you specify in IIS and map to a physical directory on a
local or remote server. The directory name then becomes part of the
application's URL, and users can request the URL from a browser to
access content in the physical directory, such as a Web page or a list
of additional directories and files. If you specify a different name
for the virtual directory than the physical directory, it is more
difficult for users to discover the actual physical file structure on
your server because the URL does not map directly to the root of the
Setting up a virtual directory as an application will allow you to
run ASP.NET applications and also allow you to configure the virtual
directory separately from the main site. Normally all settings and
configuration will be inherited from the parent site or IIS server.
1. Log into your server using RDP.
2. Click on start and then administrative tools and then Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
3. Click the plus sign next to your server name to expand it.
4. Click the plus sign next to Sites to expand it.
5. Right click on the site you wish to add a the virtual directory as an application too.
6. Click Add Virtual Directory.
6. Fill in the alias field and the path to the folder for which you wish to create the virtual directory for.
7. Click OK
8. Expand the site you just added the virtual directory to and right click on your new virtual directory.
9. Click convert to application and then click OK.