An Internet Information Server directory outside the home directory. A virtual directory appears to browsers as a subdirectory of the home directory.
A virtual directory is one that is not contained in the home directory but appears to client browsers as though it were. For example, the directory that contains the GIF images for e.Order products must be set up as a virtual directory so that both customers and store management have access to it.
A directory outside the home directory that appears to browsers as a subdirectory of the home directory. For any of the three services (WWW, Gopher or FTP), you can configure a virtual directory by using the Directories property sheet in Internet Service Manager.