The directory C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80 is already being used by another IIS Web Site. Choose a different root directory for your new Web application.

When creating a new web application, you may experience this error:

The directory C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80 is already being used by another IIS Web Site.  Choose a different root directory for your new Web application.

Solution:
1. Ensure you have a proper dns name / entry in the hosts file of your server for the new url you are wanting to create.
2. Ensure you have typed in the ‘host header’ typed in when creating the new web application.
3. If this doesnt work, open IIS Manager – Start>run> inetmgr> and verify the home directory – it could be located on a different drive.


Host headers for SharePoint / Rename Web Application

Note: This article is old and may not be revised to reflect changes with the product terminology etc. This was written for WSS/MOSS 2007, Windows 2003 and IIS 6.

Change your existing host header in SharePoint ( WSS or MOSS 2007 )

Do you want to publish your SharePoint intranet or internet site to your users with a nice friendly url (or hostheader)?

This article can be also used if you want to rename your web application.

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