Publishing Both Default.asp and Default.htm Within Internet Information Server (IIS)

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Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) defines a default publication document in the IIS Server Manager under the Directories tab. This document is defined as Default.htm on an initial installation of IIS. This default publication document is defined globally for all the IIS publication directories. When a remote user does not specify a particular file, the default document in that publication directory is displayed.


When Active Server Pages (ASP) is installed, you may want to have some additional publication directories that are defined as a Default.asp file. However, you will need a Default.htm file to redirect the browser to the Default.asp file.

A webmaster could include a Default.htm file to redirect the refresh of the client browser to the Default.asp page included in the ASP publication directory.

For example:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" CONTENT="0;URL=default.asp">


Article ID: 161068 - Last Review: June 22, 2005 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0
  • Microsoft Active Server Pages 1.0
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