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Forms Authentication - Web.config - Location path

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I am trying to leave my home page unprotected, with certain sub directories protected (see code below).  The location sections of my web.config are not working.  The whole site is unprotected.  Can I get around putting an additional web.config in the subdirectories and making those applications?  Isn't this supposed to work the way I have it?

<authentication mode="Forms">			
     <forms cookieless="UseCookies" loginUrl="~/login.aspx"
        defaultUrl="~/default.aspx" timeout="2" slidingExpiration="true"
     <allow users="*"/>
<location path="~/protected">
          <deny users="?"/>
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