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Define a remote folder

After defining a local folder, you can define a remote folder for your Dreamweaver site. The remote folder is the root folder (wildlife_project) that you created for your web application on the web server in the previous tutorial, Wildlife Project 5: Setting up your ColdFusion MX application server. The remote folder has the same name as the local folder because your remote site will be an exact duplicate of your local site. That is, the files and subfolders that you eventually post to your remote folder will be copies of the files and subfolders you create locally.

1 If the Site Definition dialog box is not open, open it by selecting Site > Edit Sites, selecting The Wildlife Project site, and clicking Edit.
The Site Definition dialog box appears.
2 If the wizard (Basic tab) is showing, click the Advanced tab and select Remote Info from the Category list.
The Remote Info dialog box appears.
3 In the Access pop-up menu, select one of the following options: Local/Network, FTP, or RDS.
Your choice tells Dreamweaver how you want to transfer files between your local folder and remote folder.
If you have set up your ColdFusion MX application server on your local machine, or on a remote network machine, you will select Local/Network as the access method.
Note: To use RDS, the remote folder must be on a computer running ColdFusion.
Dreamweaver also supports SourceSafe Database and WebDAV access methods. For more information, see Dreamweaver Help (Help > Using Dreamweaver > Dreamweaver Basics > Planning and Setting Up Your Site > Reference > Setting Remote Info category options).
4 After selecting an access method, set the access options as appropriate.
The access options pictured below define the root folder, wildlife_project, as the remote folder. In this case the wildlife_project folder resides in the Inetpub\wwwroot folder — the folder that is published by the web server.

Remember, your remote folder must reside in a folder that is published by your web server. For more information, see Wildlife Project 5: Setting up your ColdFusion MX application server.
For more information on setting up a remote folder, see Dreamweaver Help (Help > Using Dreamweaver > Dreamweaver Basics > Planning and Setting Up Your Site > Setting up a remote folder).

For more information on enabling a Check In/Check Out system in Dreamweaver, see Dreamweaver Help (Help > Using Dreamweaver > Dreamweaver Basics > Managing Your Site > Using Check In/Check Out).

Leave the Site Definition dialog box open. You will define a folder to process dynamic pages next.

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