Define MIME types - HxGN SDx - Update 44 - Installation & Upgrade

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To be able to use the View, View and Markup, Save Target As, and Navigate commands in the client applications, you may need to add the appropriate extensions to IIS MIME type definitions. Most required MIME types should be defined by default after installation. However, you will will want to confirm that the types you require are defined.

  • MIME types configured using the following procedure apply to all Web applications on the computer, not just our software. Configure MIME types for only those file extensions that you want Web applications to be able to download and open.

  • When you create a site with Server Manager, the software sets many of the necessary MIME types on the web site for you. Before adding MIME types, be sure that Server Manager has not already added the ones you need. By default, MIME types are configured in the SPFViewDir site.

  • Set MIME types at the web site level, not the server level.

  1. On the application server, open IIS Manager.

  2. In the tree view, select the site for which you need to define MIME types (for example, SPFViewDir), and then double-click MIME Types in the Features View window.

    SHARED Tip If the Features View window is not visible, right-click the site in the tree view and select the Switch to Features View command.

  3. If the file extension for files that you want to download and view does not appear in the list, click Add in the Actions window.

  4. In the Add MIME Type dialog box:

    • In the File name extension box, type the file extension.

    • In the MIME type box, type the MIME type for the file type. For example, for .pid files, type application/octet-stream.

      • For more information about choosing the correct MIME type for a file type, refer to Microsoft's documentation.

      • If you do not know the correct MIME type for a file extension, you can use application/octet-stream as the default.

  5. Click OK to save the new MIME type.