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Need help on Managed Path

  Date: Nov 01    Category: MOSS    Views: 951

I was trying to setup a virtual directory to our MOSS site
but ran into difficulties.
1. From the IIS Manager, I created a virtual
directory name virtualpath, linked to the physical path:
C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\virtualpath.
2. As suggested by the post
www.knowsharepoint.com/.../...de-managed-path.html,
I added Network Service with read & execute permission.
3. I added read and execute permission to the
folder as well for Network Service.
4. I copied a very simple index.htm to the directory
5. In Central Administration page, I added virtualpath
as a wildcard inclusion Managed Path.
6. When I try the URL https://mysite/virtualpath/index.htm,
nothing shows up.
Are the above procedures right? What did I miss?

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5 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 01    

so, I am confused as to what you are trying to do. Are you trying to create a
managed path for one of your current web apps?

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 01    

Yes, I am trying to create a managed path so that I can place my aspx pages with
VB code behind to the path, e.g.,
https://mysite/virtualpath/myapplication.aspx

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 01    

Just skip step 5 and it should work. The blog mentions that creating a Wildcard
EXCLUSION Managed path was required in SharePoint 2003 but is no longer needed
in 2007. You wouldn’t use a Wildcard inclusion managed path in either version
for this.

 
Answer #4    Answered On: Nov 01    

I removed the Managed Path from the Central Adminstration, and refresh the web
site from the IIS.

One super simple html file test1.htm was created with this content
<html>
Test1
</html>

Then in this URL https://mysite/virtualpath/test1.htm, nothing shows up. (Note
that it I try a non-existence path such as mysite/none, HTTP 404 is shown - this
somehow proves that "virtualpath" was indeed available). Right-click to View
Source, I saw:

<!DOCTYPEHTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD
HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<METAcontent="text/html; charset=windows-1252" http-equiv=Content-Type></HEAD>
<BODY></BODY></HTML>
Looks like generated code, not the above simple htm file I typed.

Any idea?

 
Answer #5    Answered On: Nov 01    

The problem is resolved. The culprit was an incorrect web.config

 
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