MIME Types

IIS will not serve files that it does not recognize the extention for. These are configured in the mime types. This become a hassel if you are trying to serve arbitrary file types, say as part of a network install point.

The work around is to serv all files it doesn't know as an octet stream (binary)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326965

__From Microsoft__
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If you want to serve all files regardless of the file name extension (for example, if you cannot predict all files that will be served), follow these steps to add a wildcard character mapping:

Note You should only add the wildcard mapping to the IIS MIME map as a temporary solution during troubleshooting. After you have determined that a missing MIME type is the cause of the issue, remove the wildcard mapping and add the specific mapping for the MIME type that you need to serve.
# 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 an asterisk (*).
# In the MIME Type box, type application/octet-stream.
# Apply the new settings. Note that you must restart the World Wide Web Publishing Service or wait for the worker process to recycle for the changes to take effect.
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Specifically for Macromedia, you need to add a setting to most CFMX7 servers to serve up FLVs. We've done this as some point, perhapse for Nicolae

http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_19439
* Associated Extension box: .FLV
* MIME Type box: flv-application/octet-stream

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