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Applications

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: February 29, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



Use the Applications feature page to manage the list of applications in a website.

Sort the list by clicking one of the feature page column headings or select a value from the Group by drop-down list to group similar items. Search the list by typing search criteria in the Filter box, expand the Go list to select the field on which to search, and then click Go or press ENTER. Click Show All to remove the filter criteria.

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The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

 

Element Name Description

Virtual Path

Displays the virtual path used in a URL to access the application.

Physical Path

Displays the physical path of the directory that holds application content.

Site

Displays the site to which the application belongs.

Application Pool

Displays the application pool in which the application runs.

The following table describes the actions available when connected to a server.

When you are connected to a site and select an application on the Applications page, the available actions are Browse and View Virtual Directories.

 

Element Name Description

Add Application

Opens the Add Application dialog box in which you can add an application.

Set Application Defaults

Opens the Application Defaults dialog box in which you can configure default settings that apply to all applications.

Change Application Pool

Opens the Select Application Pool dialog box in which you can change the application pool to which the selected application belongs. This action is the only available action on the Applications page that displays when you view applications in an application pool. This action is not available on the Applications page that displays when you view applications in a site.

Explore

Opens the physical directory (in Windows Explorer) that is mapped to the root virtual directory for the selected application.

Edit Permissions

Opens the Windows Properties dialog box for the physical directory that is mapped to the root virtual directory for the selected application.

Remove

Removes the item that is selected from the list on the feature page.

Browse

Opens the selected application in an internet browser.

Basic Settings

Opens the Edit Application dialog box in which you can edit the settings that were specified when the selected application was created.

Advanced Settings

Opens the Advanced Settings dialog box in which you can configure advanced settings for the selected application.

View Virtual Directories

Opens the Virtual Directories feature page in which you can view the virtual directories that belong to the selected application.

Use the Add Application and the Edit Application dialog boxes to add an application to a site, or to edit an existing application. An application is a grouping of files that delivers content or provides services over protocols, such as HTTP. In addition to belonging to a site, an application belongs to an application pool, which isolates the application from applications in other application pools on the server. When you create an application in IIS, the application's path becomes part of the site's URL. You designate a directory as the application root, or starting point, for the application and then specify properties specific to that application.

 

Element Name Description

Site name

Displays the name of the site that will contain the application.

Path

Displays the application's path. If you create an application at the site level, this box will display /. If you create an application within another application, this box will display the path of the existing application that will contain the new application, such as /myApp.

Alias

Type a name that clients can use to access content from a Web browser. For example, if your site address is http://www.contoso.com/ and you create an application for this site called /marketing, users can access the application from their Web browser by typing http://www.contoso.com/marketing.

Application pool

Displays the selected application pool for the application.

Select

Opens the Select Application Pool dialog box from which you can select the application pool in which the application will run.

Physical path

Type or navigate to the physical path where the application content is stored. The content can reside on the local computer or come from a remote share. If your content is stored on the local computer, enter the physical path, such as C:\Content. If your content is stored in a remote share, enter the UNC path, such as \\Server\Share. Optionally, click Connect as to provide credentials for an account that is authorized to access content in the physical path.

Opens the Browse for Folder dialog box from which you can select the physical location of your application content.

Connect as

Opens the Connect As dialog box from which you can select how to connect to the path that you typed in the Physical path box. By default, Application user (pass-through authentication) is selected.

Test Settings

Opens the Test Settings dialog box from which you can view a list of test results to assess whether the path settings are valid.

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