Amit Goel

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Anyone who has created a Web project using Visual Studio .NET 2002 is aware that VS.NET ties the location of the Web project to a virtual directory on Internet Information Server (IIS). The name of the project folder must be identical to the name of this virtual directory so that the project can be accessed from http://localhost/. This strict mapping between the project folder name and virtual directory name has some undesirable consequences, as we shall see, especially when multiple developers are sharing a .NET development server (e.g., by connecting remotely through Terminal Services). For example, we have established a shared development server running Windows 2000 Server with Sharepoint Portal Server 2001, which allows our developers to independently develop, test, and integrate code into our Web application by connecting remotely through Terminal... (more)