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From Mike Soultanian <>
Subject [users@httpd] how to move htdocs to a file server (windows)
Date Wed, 25 Feb 2009 05:34:49 GMT
I am running Apache on a Windows Server and I would like to move my web 
root to our file server (also running Windows Server).  I was hoping 
someone has done this before and could provide a few tips on how to do 
this correctly?  From what I've gathered, this is what I think I'd need 
to do:

- Create an Apache domain service account and assign that as the service 
account for the Apache service - this also automatically adds the right 
for that account to log on as a service if I remember correctly
- Move the webroot folder to the file server
- Give the Apache domain service account access to the webroot on the 
file server
- Update the document root in the apache.conf file to use a UNC path 
(i.e. \\servername\share) to the server share containing my webroot

What I don't know:
- Do I need to add the domain service account to the Administrators 
group or any other group on the server running Apache?
- Or, instead of the above, do I need to give the Apache domain service 
account permission to the Apache Program Files folder on the Apache 
server?  Does that account even need to have access to that folder?
- Do I need to adjust any other permissions?
- Am I missing anything else?

I'd appreciate any help!!


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