Mapping Report Portal to a Virtual Directory (IIS 5.0)

Last update: 2022-10-04
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Steps to map the Report Portal to a virtual directory (IIS 5.0).

  1. On the machine where Report Portal is installed, start the IIS Manager using either Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services or Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services.

  2. Select Local Machine > Web Sites > Default Web Site.

  3. Right-click Default Web Site and select New > Virtual Directory.

  4. When the Virtual Directory Wizard opens, click Next.

  5. Complete the following steps to define the root virtual directory for Report Portal:

    1. When prompted for an alias, type the name of the Report Portal, then click Next. For example, if you want to use “Portal” as the name of your Report Portal, assign the alias “Portal” to the virtual directory. Click Next when finished.

    2. When prompted for the physical path, browse for and select the < PortalName> \PortalASP directory, then click Next.

      Example: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Portal\PortalASP

    3. When prompted for permissions, verify that the following options are enabled:

      • Read
      • Run scripts (such as ASP)
    4. Click Next, then click Finish. The virtual directory that you created appears under the Default Web Site as shown in the following example.

  6. Right-click the virtual directory that you just created and select New > Virtual Directory.

  7. Use the Virtual Directory wizard to create an alias for each of the following physical directories. Doing this creates an appropriately named virtual directory for each of these physical resources.

Create this alias . . . For this physical resource . . .


Example: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Portal\PortalFiles\Core



Example: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Portal\PortalFiles\CSS



Example: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Portal\PortalFiles\HTC



Example: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Portal\PortalFiles\Images


Physical location of the directory in which Report Server saves the output for your report sets. The output folder can be located anywhere, can be named anything, and contains a subfolder for each report set.

This must be the same directory that you specify in the Output Root parameter in the Report.cfg file for a report set. For more information, see Configuring Report.cfg Files.

The default location is \PortalName\PortalFiles\Output.

Example: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Portal\PortalFiles\Output

The PortalName\PortalFiles\Output directory contains the profiles.xml file, which must be moved to the output directory that you specify for this alias.

It is critical that the Path attribute is set properly.

  1. When you are finished, verify that IIS displays six new virtual directories. Make sure that the directory structure has one parent folder (with the same name as your portal) and five subfolders as shown below.

  2. When finished, go to Edit the Session Configuration File to continue with the installation process.

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