Re: How to move the Inetpub folder into different drive

From: Ken Schaefer (
Date: 10/29/04

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 17:03:43 +1000

First: create your new folder locations (this can be done by copying the
current inetpub folder to a different drive/partition) or manually creating
the necessary folders

Second: to move the websites use IIS Manager (right-click on each website,
and update the root of each website). You can do this programmatically by
using adsutil.vbs

Third: do the same for the FTP sites

Fourth, to move the SMTP service's folders, use the following script:
(watch for wrapping!)

cscript.exe c:\inetpub\adminscripts\adsutil.vbs set smtpsvc/1/dropdirectory
cscript.exe c:\inetpub\adminscripts\adsutil.vbs set
smtpsvc/1/badmaildirectory x:\mailroot\badmail
cscript.exe c:\inetpub\adminscripts\adsutil.vbs set
smtpsvc/1/pickupdirectory x:\mailroot\pickup
cscript.exe c:\inetpub\adminscripts\adsutil.vbs set smtpsvc/1/queuedirectory

Change x:\mailroot to be the place you want the other folders to go into.



"S RAMESH" <> wrote in message
> Hi friend,
> I'm using Windows 2000 Advanced Server. And IIS Service enabled with SMTP,
> FTP and WWW. Some security reason I need to move Inetpub folder into
> different driver on the server..Can you please guide me to resolve my
> below
> query?,
> 1) What is the secure way to move the Inetpub folder into different drive?
> 2) Is if affected SMTP, FTP and WWW if i move the Inetpub folder in to
> different dirve ?
> 3) Please advice to me that protect Inetpub folder and guide me to resolve
> my query?
> Thank You Very Much..for your support..!