The element allows you to enable or disable default document behavior for your Web site or application. This element contains a child element, which contains a collection of elements. Each element defines the default documents that the site or application will return to a client browser when the site receives a request to the root directory.

The element can also contain one or more elements. Each element removes a specific default document file inherited from a higher-level configuration file on the Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 server. You can also use the element to remove all default document settings defined higher in the configuration hierarchy.

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