Directory-Level Administration

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Directory-level settings are inherited by all files within the directory. They also override those configured at the site and server levels. Directory-level settings apply to both virtual and physical directories within a particular Web or FTP site.

Directory-level properties are simply a subset of site-level properties. In fact, the WWW Service master properties for a particular IIS machine are configured through a Master Properties window that has 10 tabs: Web Site, Operators, Performance, ISAPI Filters, Home Directory, Documents, Directory Security, HTTP Headers, Custom Errors, and Service. Also, the Properties window for a particular Web site, such as the Default Web Site, has a set of tabs comparable to the set in the server's Master Properties window, replacing the Service tab with a Server Extensions tab.

Similarly, as Figure 28-6 shows, the Properties window for a particular virtual (or physical) directory within a Web site has a subset of the tabs in the Web site's Properties window: Virtual Directory (vs. Home Directory), Documents, Directory Security, HTTP Headers, and Custom Errors . The following list summarizes the kinds of settings you can configure at the directory level:

  • Location of content for the directory (local directory, network share, or redirection to a URL)
  • Access permissions (script source access, read, write, directory browsing, log visits, and index this resource)
  • Application settings (application name, starting point, execute permissions, and so on)
  • Default documents and document footers
  • Anonymous access and authentication control
  • IP address and domain name restrictions
  • Secure communications using SSL
  • Content expiration
  • Custom HTTP headers
  • Content rating
  • MIME mappings
  • Custom HTTP errors
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    Figure 28-6. The Properties window for the Scripts virtual directory within the Default Web Site.

Remember that directory-level settings for a newly created Web site are inherited from the server-level and site-level settings previously specified. Modifying the settings at the directory level overrides similar settings configured at higher levels.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrator's Companion, Vol. 1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Administrators Companion (IT-Administrators Companion)
ISBN: 1572318198
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2000
Pages: 366 © 2008-2017.
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