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SP SO ladies & gents, I have an issue that came up on our production server where when you navigate to Central Administration or a Shared Service Provider it will not show default.aspx at that url. When I specify however, it works.

In Central Admin I get a You are not authorized to view this page and in SSP I get 404.

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Can you just add default.aspx as a default content page in IIS for your web sites?


  1. Start>Administrative Tools>Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  2. Expand Web Sites
  3. Locate the web sites you need to update, eg. SharePoint Central Administration
  4. Right click it, select Properties
  5. Click the Documents tab
  6. Ensure Enable Default Content page is ticked
  7. Click Add, and enter default.aspx
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I'll definitely try this one and let you know... Thanks mucho. – Bobby Beckner Apr 6 '12 at 0:45

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