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HOW TO: Move a FrontPage Extended Web Site to a Different Location


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Summary

This step-by-step article describes how to move the content of your Web site to a new folder and maintain the use of FrontPage Server Extensions.

Move the Web Site to a Different Drive

Content that is used in a Web site is placed in the C:\Inetpub\Wwwroot folder by default. You can place these files in any local or remote folder if you configure the Web site to reference the new folder. For example, you can move the Home folder from drive C to drive D.

To move your content to drive D, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, click Services, and then stop the IIS Admin service.
  2. Click Start, point to Programs, click Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack, click Internet Information Server, and then click Internet Service Manager.
  3. Right-click the site that you want to move, and then point to All Tasks.
  4. Select Remove Server Extensions.
  5. When you receive the prompt to preserve meta data, ensure that Preserve web meta-information for later upgrade or reinstall of FrontPage Server Extensions is selected.
  6. Open Windows NT Explorer and create a folder on drive D.NOTE: If you want to move your Web site content to a different server, create the folder on the remote server.

  7. Copy all folders that contain your content to the folder that you created on drive D.
  8. In Internet Services Manager, right-click the Web site that you want to move, and then click Properties.
  9. Click the Home Directory tab.NOTE: If you want to move your Web site content to a different server, click the Home Directory tab, and then select A share located on another computer.

  10. Change the local path to reflect the new location of your Web contents on drive D.NOTE: If you want to move your Web site content to a different server, the path is the network share on the other computer (for example, \\Server2\wwwroot). You must also specify the account that you want to use when you connect to the share.

  11. Click Apply, and then click OK.
  12. In the Internet Service Manager, right-click the Web site, click All Tasks, and then click Configure Server Extensions. Reset the extensions to match the previous configuration.
  13. Start the IIS Admin service.
  14. In the Internet Service Manager, right-click the Web site that you just changed, and then click Browse. The default content that is now stored in the new folder appears.
  15. Remove and reapply the FrontPage Server Extensions to ensure that the FrontPage Server Extensions operate properly.

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Article Info
Article ID : 244535
Revision : 5
Created on : 7/7/2008
Published on : 7/7/2008
Exists online : False
Views : 321