Use this tab to configure your directory. You can configure the physical location by setting user access permissions, choosing whether to log requests for these resources, and choosing whether to index a site using the Indexing Service. To specify when the request is received, applications must be identified, located, and given the appropriate execute permissions and protection.

The content for this resource should come from

A directory located on this computer

Click to permit users to access a specified directory on this computer to view or update Web content. You can control access to the contents by implementing any Windows security method.

A redirection to a URL

Click to redirect the client application, such as a browser, to another Web site or virtual directory. When selected, redirect options are substituted for path options.

Setting up local or network paths allows the request to be directed to the correct physical location. You can further configure the physical location by setting user access properties, whether or not to log requests for these resources, and whether or not to index this site using the Index Service. To execute when the request is received, applications must be identified, located, and given the appropriate execute permissions and protection.


Enable the Index Service through Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

Local path

Type or browse to the path to the directory that stores your default Web site files. By default, these files are stored in the systemdrive\inetpub\wwwroot directory for the default Web site.

Script source access

Select to allow users to access source code if either Read or Write permissions are set. Source code includes scripts in ASP applications.


Select to allow users to read or download files or directories and their associated properties.


Select to allow users to upload files and their associated properties to the enabled directory on your server or to change content in a Write-enabled file. Write access is allowed only with a browser that supports the PUT feature of the HTTP 1.1 protocol standard.

Directory browsing

Select to allow users to see a hypertext listing of the files and subdirectories in this virtual directory. Because virtual directories do not appear in directory listings, users must know a virtual directory's alias. If Directory browsing is disabled and the user does not specify a file name, the Web server displays an "Access Forbidden" error message in the user's Web browser.

Log visits

Select to configure IIS to record visits to this directory in a log file. Visits are recorded only if logging is enabled for this Web site.

Index this resource

Select to allow the Microsoft Indexing Service to include this directory in a full-text index of your Web site.

Note Before setting this option, you must enable the Indexing Service through the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

Application settings:

Application name

Type the name of the root directory that contains the files and subdirectories of an application.

Starting point

This displays the metabase node where this application is configured.

Execute permissions

This option determines the program execution level allowed for this site's resources.

Application Pool

Select the application pool associated with this home directory.


Click to locate directory path.


Click to remove the application from the Web site while leaving the virtual directory intact.


Click to configure application mappings, options, and debugging features.


Click to unload an isolated application from memory, or to unload a pooled application not referenced by any other application.

Related Topics

To learn more about logging site activity and configuring applications, see the IIS 6.0 online documentation on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.