.exe file downloads return 404 in IIS6.0

.exe file downloads return 404 in IIS6.0

Post by Neil Barra » Sun, 30 Apr 2006 06:41:25

Hi all,

I set up an IIS6.0 server and have some downloads that are executable files.
When I try to download them using both IE and FireFox, it returns a http404.
I thought I had found a solution online
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ,
and it told me I must not have "Scripts and Executables" set in the Execute
Permissions. I changed it to just "Scripts only" but still have the same
problem. Anything I've missed?



PS - If theres anything else you need to know, just say.

.exe file downloads return 404 in IIS6.0

Post by Ken Schaef » Mon, 01 May 2006 11:38:21

Please post the relevant log file entries from the IIS logfile. There is a
HTTP substatus code that is logged that will tell us why you are getting a

Additionally, if you have URLScan installed, ensure that .exe are allowed.



.exe file downloads return 404 in IIS6.0

Post by David Wang » Mon, 01 May 2006 12:52:53

I suggest you read the comments to that blog entry. There are many more
followup things that you should try. Also, I recommend re-reading the
entry - you have definitely missed details from the blog entry that are
critical to your diagnosis.

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