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    Replace Apache with IIS???

    I am looking to replace Apache with IIS. I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience creating user home pages in IIS, similar to how Apache has its virtual directories....(http://domain.com/~username)....?

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    Never really played with Apache as such, but creating Virtual Directories in IIS6 is very straight forward. There should be loads of guides on the web.

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    Yea, I was looking at that...was hoping there would be a way to do one virtual directory with a relative path (.../home/~/public_html)

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    you can do virtual directories with Apache. I myself i like Apache better than IIS.

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    What he is getting at is there is a way to mass produce virtual directories for all users using Apache and he is looking for a way to do it with IIS. afaik there isn't a built in way and it would involve some scripting.

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    The My Sites on Sharepoint does this (I believe), but Sharepoint costs... well it's in MOSS, dunno if it is in WSS...

    I don't know how it works, but I would _expect_ it to be able to use a configurable root folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobrz View Post
    I am looking to replace Apache with IIS.
    Without wishing to start a flamewar, I have to ask one question - why

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    Without wishing to start a flamewar, I have to ask one question - why
    There are more reasons then you can imagine. For one if you want to use Integrated Auth in php you need IIS as the apache stuff I have seen has been very buggy.

    There is no automated way I think but if you have the location of the current apache served directories just create a virtual directory map to the root of that and it will share the dirs.

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    Cool

    Stick to apache is my advice, I use it at home to host my websites and it works really well and has done for years.

    Its alot easier to customize and if like me your a linux lover then its all good :-)

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by User3204 View Post
    The My Sites on Sharepoint does this (I believe), but Sharepoint costs... well it's in MOSS, dunno if it is in WSS...

    I don't know how it works, but I would _expect_ it to be able to use a configurable root folder.
    My sites is a MOSS 2007 feature and is not part of WSS

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    we have moss 2007 setup as well, but not really interested in templated sites at all(mysites). I suppose I can write a vbs to create iis virtual directories, as well as a public_html directory in all the users home drives, but would much rather like something using variable names. What i need to accomplish, if i am going to use iis, is to make the transition seemless....so for those who made hard links to http://www.school.edu/~username it will stay the same in IIS. I also need to retain the ftp functionality, but that should be easy once I figure out whether I am going to do a new share or use current home folders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobrz View Post
    we have moss 2007 setup as well, but not really interested in templated sites at all(mysites). I suppose I can write a vbs to create iis virtual directories, as well as a public_html directory in all the users home drives, but would much rather like something using variable names. What i need to accomplish, if i am going to use iis, is to make the transition seemless....so for those who made hard links to OpenDNS it will stay the same in IIS. I also need to retain the ftp functionality, but that should be easy once I figure out whether I am going to do a new share or use current home folders.
    You wouldnt need to create a lot of virtual iis dirs. You can just create one to a share and then use a script to created folders and give appropriate perms for each user to publish. That way your not doing things on mass to iis, your just creating a dir structure and cacls for permissions.

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    Hmm....i would love to be able to create one virtual directory, but how would i slap the ~ in front of all the dirs to keep everything looking the same?

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    You could use Helicon Tech - IIS modules and ISAPI filters for URL rewriting and search engine optimization to make a "htaccess" style mod_rewrite to remove the "~" (users would still see it in the url) or use IIS 7's rewrite stuff to do that as a pointer.

    One thing, technically any users could access any other users area though as they are under one site (read only though).

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    I've just setup Apache on our server at the school installing phpbb, very easy to setup, i prefer it too IIS.

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