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default error message of ASP.NET when I am updating the server site

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when updating the site and if someone views it, I get the following error.  Where can put the Custom error message. thanks.

default error
This application is currently offline. To enable the application, remove the app_offline.htm file from the application root directory.
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You can make a custom app_offline.htm file and put whatever HTML you want on it, then place it in the root and it'll take the app offline.

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2005/10/06/426755.aspx
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Here's a newer article with more info:

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/04/09/442332.aspx
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by:guru_sami
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Not sure i am getting it right...but from what I see...
Open the app_offline.htm and modify it's content.
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by:Onthrax
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Just change the html file to your needs.

Local version can be found here:

C:\Documents and Settings\jprice\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0
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Did no see any replies before I added mine. Sorry bout that.
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by:goodk
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Oops! This link appears broken. DNS error occurred. Server cannot be found.
I created the app_offline.htm page and it worked for the first time but now I keep getting the above error? not sure what is going on?
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by:robasta
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When you have finished updating, you are supposed to delete the file (or rename it).

>>If IIS finds the app_offline.htm file on your site, it will display that file.
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by:goodk
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Oh, so on my project I have the app_offline.htm and after I am done publishing I should go and change the name on the server?
Kind of dumb!! As the people attempts more than once, they go to a page that the website do not exist instead of the displayed message.
Anyway Robasta thanks for your response. bye
 
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bad concept by microsoft!!
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