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We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008. IIS 7.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/IIS.mspxFor more information about IIS 7.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
This step-by-step article describes how to configure the default document in Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0.
The default document is the file that is sent by the Web server when it receives a request for a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that does not specify a file name (for example, http://MyWebSite). The default document can be the home page of a Web site, or an index page that displays a hypertext listing of the contents of the site or folder.
You can configure the default document settings for the Web site or folder. You can specify more than one default document for a Web site or folder. IIS searches for and serves default documents in the order in which they are listed. IIS returns the first document that it finds. If the first document in the list is unavailable, the server displays the next default document in the list. If no match is found and folder browsing is activated for that site or folder, IIS returns a folder listing. If folder browsing is not activated, IIS returns an "HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden" message to the browser.
Examples of default document names include Default.htm, Default.asp, Index.htm, and Index.html.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/247677/ )Error Message: 403.2 Forbidden: Read Access Forbidden
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/185380/ )"Directory Listing Denied" when browsing a Web site
For more information about IIS, see the IIS documentation. If IIS is installed on the computer, start Microsoft Internet Explorer, type the following address in the Address box, and then press ENTER:
http://localhost/iisHelp/Or, view the IIS documentation at the following Microsoft Web site: