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This article describes how to add more content types for HTTP compression in Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0.
Beginning in IIS 7.0, the HTTP compression is configured by specifying the MIME types that are to be compressed. This differs from earlier versions of IIS, in which compression is configured by specifying the file name extensions to be compressed. The ability to add, to modify, or to delete MIME types from the static and dynamic HTTP compression scheme is not exposed through the default IIS 7.0 user interface. To make these changes, you must use the Appcmd.exe command-line tool.
The following code examples show some of the Appcmd.exe syntax that you can use to add additional MIME types to the HTTP compression settings in IIS 7.0.
For more information about the changes that were made to compression in IIS 7.0, visit the following IIS website:
http://blogs.iis.net/ksingla/archive/2006/6/13/1313980.aspxFor more information about how to configure HTTP compression in IIS 7.0, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2008/en/library/30e64245-ec6b-4c4e-891b-b7249e36c0a01033.mspxFor more information about the Appcmd.exe tool in IIS 7.0, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:
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