Move inetpub directory

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Subhas, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. Subhas

    Subhas Guest

    I would like to move inetpub directory from c drive to another drive, as it
    is taking up too much space. I was thinking of just moving it over and
    changing the home directory path in IIS config, but I was wondering if there
    is a wizard to do this, since things can get problematic in SBS when you do
    not use the wizards. Could someone please provide the necessary steps to do
    so?
     
    Subhas, Jun 8, 2006
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  2. Subhas

    Jeff Teel Guest

    I'm curious.........how much space is your inetpub directory consuming?
    Your post made me wonder what mine was taking up and even if I were to add
    the virtual web sites that I have set up besides the default ones it is just
    under 100 MB. The default webs in inetpub are only taking just over 27 MB
    with the remainder which I have WSUS and four other virtual webs around
    66MB.

    Thanks
    Jeff
     
    Jeff Teel, Jun 9, 2006
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  3. Hello Subhas,
    Like Cris pointed out, moving inetpub would take a
    reinstall of IIS. Please refer to the following article:
    How to reinstall Internet Information Services 6.0 in Windows Small Business
    Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=887305 . A word of caustion though,
    majority of SBS components are heavily dependant on IIS and a reinstall of
    IIS would mean that you break your companyweb, remote web workplace,
    monitoring and other assorted websites. To be frank, freeing up space should
    never be a reason for reinstalling IIS, you might just end up making things
    worser. As an alternative you can move individual data components using the
    following whitepaper:

    Moving Data Folders for Windows Small Business Server 2003
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...69-1287-4225-bd8b-59c89f44984b&displaylang=en

    The final decision I will leave to your discretion.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Vishal Pipraiya
     
    Vishal Pipraiya, Jun 9, 2006
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