I created a custom ASP.NET site and published it to our SharePoint server. All I want is to have a link available in our SharePoint 2010 intranet site to this ASP.NET site. What is the best way to do this, and how do I do this? Do I need to create a new site in IIS (we have IIS v6 on Windows Server 2008 R2)? Can I use the existing SharePoint IIS? Can I do this through the Central Administration Console?

I have tried using WSPBuilder and deploying it to the server, but my development server is not the same as the actual SharePoint server, and I couldn't find any config to connect it to the actual server, so that didn't work. I tried a Page Viewer web part but the ASP.NET site always returns a 404 or 500 error code. The end goal is very simple, getting there however is proving very difficult.


  • sounds like your problem has nothing to do with SharePoint. Your custom web site is broken. Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 14:09
  • testing the site in visual studio runs perfectly - it's only when implementing it through SharePoint or trying to get it to work through IIS. I'm exploring other options such as creating a webpart with similar functionality found in my asp.net site.
    – J-man
    Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 2:54
  • forget about SharePoint for the moment and try to get your web site working in IIS in its own site on the server. Once it's working you can then link it up to SharePoint. Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 11:04

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if its only a link that you want on the intranet, does it matter where it is located? how about on quick links on the left side?

Add, edit or delete a Quick Launch heading on a non-publishing site

1.On the Site actions menu , click Site settings.

2.In the Look and Feel section, click Quick launch.

Note The Quick launch command appears under Look and Feel only if the publishing features are not enabled for your site and you have at least the permissions obtained by being added to the default Designers SharePoint group for the site.

3.Do one of the following:

To add a new heading, click New Heading, type the URL and a description for the heading, and then click OK.

> The URL can link to any valid path, such as a folder within this site, a share within your organization’s intranet, or a link to a location on the internet. URL is optional for headings.

To edit a heading, click the Edit button next to the heading. Make any necessary changes to the URL and description, and then click OK.

To delete a heading, click the Edit button next to the heading, click Delete, and then click OK.

Important When you delete a heading from the Quick Launch on a non-publishing site, any links contained under that heading are also deleted.

this is an easy option if that is what your looking for! for a detailed walk through follow this link! the above was take from the link! goto the heading in bold:


  • Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately I need to create the IIS virtual directory for this, and every time I did that there was always some SharePoint permission or session state block that prevented me from viewing the site. It really doesn't matter where the link goes (Quick Launch could be a good option), but the problem is with my ASPX pages stored on my SharePoint server. I'm not sure what the best option is, but I've gone a different route and created a webpart with similar functionality. Luckily I still had the code, but I'm still looking for a good solution to this problem. Thanks
    – J-man
    Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 14:09

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