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adam_cutler
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Why is App Broker a subsite in IIS?

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A customer is wondering why in IIS the ESD site isn't a main site and is instead a subsite/Application. They want to request the creation of a DNS record, but still need the subsite /esd to access it and are looking for an explanation as to why it isn't a main site. 

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jdempsey
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As a former colleague of mine used to always say, "Why ask why?  That's how it was developed, and asking why isn't going to change it."  🙂  There are multiple options available for redirection if you want to just point to http://<appstore.company.com> and have it redirect to http://<appstore.company.com>/esd.  I always just add a <META http-equiv="refresh"> tag into the iisstart.htm file in the default website like the following:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<META http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=/esd"> 
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Redirecting to the App Store</title>
</head>
<body>
Redirecting to the App Store
</body>
</html>

 The "refresh" META tag tells the browser to redirect to the specified "content" location.  Updating the title and body are optional.

Anything expressed here is my own view and not necessarily that of my employer, Flexera. If my reply answers a question you have raised, please click "ACCEPT AS SOLUTION".

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jdempsey
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As a former colleague of mine used to always say, "Why ask why?  That's how it was developed, and asking why isn't going to change it."  🙂  There are multiple options available for redirection if you want to just point to http://<appstore.company.com> and have it redirect to http://<appstore.company.com>/esd.  I always just add a <META http-equiv="refresh"> tag into the iisstart.htm file in the default website like the following:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<META http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=/esd"> 
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Redirecting to the App Store</title>
</head>
<body>
Redirecting to the App Store
</body>
</html>

 The "refresh" META tag tells the browser to redirect to the specified "content" location.  Updating the title and body are optional.

Anything expressed here is my own view and not necessarily that of my employer, Flexera. If my reply answers a question you have raised, please click "ACCEPT AS SOLUTION".