We are on a Windows 2003 server with Plesk 7.5 Enable Direct Metabase Edit is checked in IIS The problem we are experiencing is two fold It begins from a problem in the Plesk control panel that we are not able to create a virtual directory outside of the current domains document root and more importatnly that we can not use the plesk API to create that virtual directory. ok here's the plan We are creating a new client and domain using the API: at this point all is well However we then have to create a virtual directory called /store/ that points to a folder that exists on another domain so that only one installation of the store script exists on the server but every domain on the server can access this script. Ok so Plesk can not do this for us. Fine so the next step is to write code that can modify the IIS metabase. so we set the Enable Direct Metabase Edit in IIS to true and write our code all seems to go ok and our virtual directory is added to the metabase. Great! but two seconds later it is ovewritten by plesk and we are back to square one. So the question is does anybody know how to modify the metabase.xml and metaschema.xml file on a windows machine with Plesk installed? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.