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Old January 28th, 2010, 08:18 PM
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And the reason you don't want to install your test site directly at c:\inetpub\wwwroot is that (if you are like me) that's where you are developing several other tests and sites and demos.

But if that directory is "clean" and available to you, it really is the best place to emulate a Windows Server production machine. Now all your paths--even the ones starting with a slash--will work.

By the by, I don't mean to make you nervous about this. I have 15 different sites that I work on, and the "test" locations for them are scattered all over my development box. Yet it is very very rare that I have a "path" problem when I upload them to the production servers. Just try to avoid absolute paths and you'll be fine.
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