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Installing Subtext as its own Web Site in IIS7 on Vista

After writing my lengthy installation post on how to get Subtext up and running on IIS7 using a Virtual Directory, I want to follow up now with some quick instructions on how to configure a new web site in IIS7 for use with Subtext.

It seems like Microsoft heard the pleas of all web application developers who were asking for the same thing: To not cripple IIS for the desktop versions of the operating system. While in previous versions the ability to configure more than one website on IIS was limited to the server versions of the respective operating systems (Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003), in Windows Vista it is finally possible to configure more than one website on IIS7 without requiring Windows Longhorn Server. That makes it really easy to switch from a Virtual Directory to a website following these steps:

  1. Open IIS Manager from Administrative Tools
  2. Right-click Web Sites, pick Add Web Site...
  3. Pick a web site name, make sure to select Classic .NET AppPool
  4. Point the physical path to your Subtext web root directory (same as previously used in the Virtual Directory)
  5. Enter the Host Header value that matches your chosen sub-domain name, such as blog.yourdomain.com
  6. Done!

Yes, it really is that easy. Don't forget to go into your Subtext Host Admin configuration and change the Host Domain value of your blog to the sub-domain you picked, otherwise certain links throughout the blog won't point to the right locations (such as the RSS and ATOM links).

Note that the bigger part of configuring your blog as its own web site might be the configuration of your sub-domain. Depending on how and where you are hosting your domain different steps might be required to make sure the sub-domain name is forwarded to the server correctly. However, since this is a very common task it should be described in your host provider's online help and manuals.

posted on Thursday, December 7, 2006 5:17 PM Print
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# Re: Installing Subtext as its own Web Site in IIS7 on Vista
haacked@gmail.com (Haacked)
12/11/2006 6:03 PM
Someone should write a Powershell script to do this. *hint* *hint*
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8/16/2010 11:56 PM
thanks for your sharing acticle. But a pirty, I don't use the vista system.
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Oyunlar
8/11/2010 4:23 PM
Thank you very much I needed this for my installation.
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araba oyunları
8/25/2010 12:42 AM
I have installed and its good working
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1/6/2007 8:58 AM
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# re: Installing Subtext as its own Web Site in IIS7 on Vista
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11/3/2010 4:29 PM
Longhorn...I haven't heard that name in years. Are there any Windows products still with that name?
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tinnitus
11/13/2010 7:24 AM
It works for me.
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# re: Installing Subtext as its own Web Site in IIS7 on Vista
jocuri fotbal
1/15/2011 2:28 PM
However, since this is a very common task it should be described in your host provider's online help and manuals
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2/19/2011 9:37 PM
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3/2/2011 10:27 PM
Merci pour ce blog fantastique. Où d’autre peut-on obtenir ce genre d’infos écrites de manière parfaite ? J’ai une présentation que je suis travaille actuellement sur, et j’ai été à l’affût de telles informations.
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business continuity
3/4/2011 11:44 AM
While this was made available for Vista, what about Windows 7? Thanks for posting the steps. It does seem very easy.
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3/7/2011 11:43 AM
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3/29/2011 6:09 AM
It works for me..
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David Brown
3/29/2011 2:44 PM
Thank you very much, it is 100% working from my end.
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4/1/2011 12:35 PM
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# re: Installing Subtext as its own Web Site in IIS7 on Vista
mensagens
4/25/2011 2:30 PM
Unfortunately I did not have an IIS 7 test installation in deploying Subtext 2.1.2. In the next Subtext 2.5, work very well with IIS 7 integrated mode. Unfortunately, 2.5 is not out yet.

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Fähren Team
5/13/2011 11:55 AM
Works well, thanks we were searching a solution for our old system.
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5/29/2011 1:25 PM
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12/2/2011 1:23 PM
Merci pour ce blog fantastique. Où d’autre peut-on obtenir ce genre d’infos écrites de manière parfaite ? J’ai une présentation que je suis travaille actuellement sur, et j’ai été à l’affût de telles informations.
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12/15/2011 11:34 AM
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2/9/2012 7:45 AM
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3/21/2012 2:37 AM
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