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IIS - Server Issue - Flash not showing or Flv not showing or other media not showing.

If you have an issue with certain media not showing on a web site, it may be because IIS needs to be informed of the type of file.

Test: If you can download the site to a local machine, disconnect it from the Internet and still view the videos without issue, this proves that the files are being either: 1) blocked by a firewall 2) a  proxy issue - if it's a proxy issue add the details to the web config 3) Because IIS does not know about the File Types/

This example shows how to add .flv files in to IIS so that the run from the server.

Adding .flv MIME type in IIS

1) Select the site to configure in IIS, right click and select "Properties"
2) Under HTTP Headers Tab, select "File Types" under the MIME Map section and select "New Type"
3) Type ".flv" as the associated extension and "video/x-flv" as the content type.
4) Select "OK"


Update: IIS 6 not displaying Office 2007 files, .docx ect.

HTTP Error 404 – File or directory not found.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

Solution: http://jameskovacs.com/2007/10/11/configuring-iis6-to-serve-office-2007-file-formats/

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