I have used IIS for years but as of now only have 2 IIS 7 web servers. Of the sites I have setup, I have not used a default document, until now. I setup a site yesterday with index.html in the root. If I access the site without typing in a page name, it doesn't default to any start page and instead acts as though the document is not found. If I type in the index.html it loads fine. I went into the default documents and promoted index.html to the first document and even removed all except that one and still no luck.
On this server I have a site www.mysite.com without a default page. The new site I setup is actually in a sub dir, www.mysite.com/docs. I tried just leaving it as a folder, creating a virtual dir for that folder and also converted to an application for that same folder and all are the same results. Is there some strange trick that I am just not aware of for IIS 7?