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Can't set default document in different site IIS 7

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I have a server running 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5. I have brought some sites over from a 2003 server. They are individual sites but they point to the same physical directory. Each site should be set up to a specific landing page in the directory - that is how it worked in server 2003. When I go to the IIS 7.5 admin and select each site and then open the default document section I add a default document for each site. Each entry comes in a says it is a local document. However when I look at each of the other sites every entry is being put on each site. Also if I move the entry up or down it does so in each of the sites.

I need to be able to set a different default page for each site. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?
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what is happening is that the web.config is being changed in the virtual directory and since you have the same virtual directory the exact same web.config is being altered.  therefor you need a unique virtual directory to hold the default document which could involve copying the website as many times as needed for each individual website.  the backside is if you make a change and want it on all websites you will need to use something like xcopy /m
which will only copy modified files
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