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We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) defines a default publicationdocument in the IIS Server Manager under the Directories tab. Thisdocument is defined as Default.htm on an initial installation of IIS. Thisdefault publication document is defined globally for all the IISpublication directories. When a remote user does not specify a particularfile, the default document in that publication directory is displayed.
When Active Server Pages (ASP) is installed, you may want to have someadditional publication directories that are defined as a Default.asp file.However, you will need a Default.htm file to redirect the browser to theDefault.asp file.
A webmaster could include a Default.htm file to redirect the refresh ofthe client browser to the Default.asp page included in the ASP publicationdirectory.