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September 27, 2002 - Manual Installation of IBuySpy Store

Yehuda Shiran September 27, 2002
Manual Installation of IBuySpy Store
Tips: September 2002

Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
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When you download IBuySpy Store from, the store will be automatically installed on your IIS server. There are two problems with this kind of download. First, the JScript .NET version is not readily available in the above site, only VB and C#. Secondly, the automatic installation does hide some details that will make it harder for you to install your own applications. Here is how to install our own JScript .NET version of IBuySpy Store.

First, you need to download the IBuySpy Store. What you are downloading is a zipped version of the store. Extract all files to your C:\ drive. Since we kept the original file paths, you should get the regular directory structure under C:\. The root directory is C:\StoreDOCJS. Underneath, you have another StoreDOCJS directory. This should be the root directory of the Web site.

Now you need to install the new Web site at your IIS server. On Windows 2000, you go Start->Settings->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Internet Services Manager. Expose the menu underneath the server entry. Default Web Sites should be one of the entries. Right-click it and select New->Virtual Directory. You should be presented with the Virtual Directory Creation Wizard. Click Next and choose the Alias for the store. You can pick any name. Let's assume you wrote StoreDOCJS. The next page will prompt you for the root directory of the Web site. Browse to the lower StoreDOCJS directory on your PC. This should be C:\StoreDOCJS\StoreDOCJS, if you have followed our instructions so far. Move on to the next page of the wizard. Don't touch any of the defaults and click Next to complete the wizard.