Converting Existing Virtual Directory to Web Application


In this article you will learn how to convert an existing Virtual Directory to a Web Application.

Step 1

First of all open the Administrative Tools from the Start Menu.

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In the Administrative Tools Wizard an option will be available named IIS Manager, double-click on it to open it.

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Step 2

Now the IIS Manager Wizard will be opened, here on the left hand side the Connections Pane will be available. The Connection Pane will show your Server Name.

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Expand your Server's Name. Now you will see a folder named Sites, this folder will contain all the sites that you had configured on the IIS.

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Step 3

Expand this folder to see the Configured Sites and their Virtual Directories.

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Now click on the site on which the authentication process is to be performed and expand it. Under this site you will find the Virtual Directory that you have already created.

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Step 4

Now right-click on your Virtual Directory and click on "Convent to Application", this will help to convent the Virtual Directory into the Web Application.

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Now the Add Application Wizard will be opened, here Alias Name will be by default provided also in the Application Pool "New" will be automatically selected.

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Step 5

If you want to change the Application Pool then click on the Select Button. In the Application Pool many options will be available; you can select one of them and then click on the "Ok" button.

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On clicking the "Ok" button you will see that your Virtual Directory is converted into the Web Application.

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