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Getting an Error page to work with a 401.2 error

I have a website set up that has a web.config in the root directory.  There are also 3 sub directories that each have a web.config that is used for permissions. My problem is that when I try to get the custom errors to work.  I have the following code in the root level web.config.
<system.web>
    <customErrors mode="On" defaultRedirect="Error.htm" />
    <authentication mode="Windows"/>
    <authorization>
      <deny users="?" />
    </authorization>

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I have the following code in one of the sub directories:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<configuration>
  <system.web>
    <authorization>
      <allow users="ADS\Smith"/>
      <allow users="ADS\Jones"/>
      <deny users="*"/>
    </authorization>
    <customErrors mode="On" defaultRedirect="Error.htm">
      <error statusCode="401" redirect="Admin401.htm" />
    </customErrors>
  </system.web>
</configuration>

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 When I receive a general error the Error.htm page works as it should.  What I am trying to get to work is the 401.2 error page. In the subfolder the web.config looks like this:
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How do I get the 401.2 error to use my Admin401.htm?
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Forgot to mention that just before I get the 401 error I get the Windows Logon:
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One answer is here:
http://weblogs.asp.net/gurusarkar/archive/2010/01/12/redirect-unauthorized-users-to-access-denied-page-instead-of-login-page.aspx

Another way to do this is to go into the properties for the site in IIS, and on the Custom Errors tab, change which page is displayed for the 401.2 error.
paulmacd,
I tried both with no success.  When I entered the code:
 Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
        If Not Page.IsPostBack Then
            If Request.IsAuthenticated AndAlso Not String.IsNullOrEmpty(Request.QueryString("ReturnUrl")) Then
                Response.Redirect("~/TechError.aspx")
            End If
        End If
    End Sub

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It does not seem to even see this.  I get the same Sign In:
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User generated imageWhen I went to the server administrators and they placed the error page on the property for the site in the IIS I received the following error:
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Thanks paulmacd,

It took a little while but it finally came through.

Thanks!!!
Happy to help.