IIS - wont serve an .ini file
I have a .ini file in the virtual directory of IIS. When i try to open the same in IE i get file not found HTTP 404 error.
Please suggest some solution.
By default, IIS will only serve files for which the extension matches a defined MIME type. See the following support article for reference - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326965
To allow .ini files to be downloaded, follow the steps from the KB article linked above:
- Open the IIS Microsoft Management Console (MMC), right-click the local computer name, and then click Properties.
- Click MIME Types.
- Click New.
- In the Extension box, type the file name extension that you want (in this case, .ini).
- In the MIME Type box, type application/octet-stream.
Note: this is specific to IIS 6 or IIS 5.x - The process is slightly different for IIS 7.x