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Flash movie does not play from web site on dedicated server

I had a working flash animation in a web site on a windows 2003 dedicated server. The site was designed with Dreamweaver and pure asp scripts. The system crashed and I need to reinstall the web site on a new server. For some weird reason, the flash animation is no longer working. I get just a rectangle surrounding the area.
I installed the same code on another web site hosted on a shared server and it works fine.
Does anybody know which parameter(s) of iis or windows server 2003 is affecting my code? I checked the web service extensions and they are all active.
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chinu1310Commented:
Have you flash player installed on that dedicated server ?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Hi pccosm,

This sounds more like the IE Active Content block than anything else.  Read this and follow the recommendations there:

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/activecontent/

If you are using Dreamweaver 8, patch it to 8.02 and reapply the Flash movie.
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pccosmAuthor Commented:
chinu1310:
        No, that is not the answer. I doubted it would because flash player is client-side but I tried it anyhow.
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pccosmAuthor Commented:
jason1178:
I installed the update but with no change in behaviour. anyother suggestion?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
You may need to set some options and also upload a few new files.

1.  Under Edit | Preferences | Code Rewriting there should be a new section for "Active Content" with two checkboxes.  Make sure both boxes are checked, then close and reopen DW

2. After you reopen DW, you will need to reopen the pages with the flash files.  DW *should* rewrite the embed tags and wrap them using a javascript.

3. In addition to reuploading the pages, there should now be a new folder in the web root called "Scripts" with the file AC_RunActiveContent.js in it.  Those need to be uploaded to the server as well.

That should fix the problem IF the problem is the Active Content block.  One surefire way to test is to check the page with FireFox.  If the Flash plays on FireFox, then the problem is the Active Content block.  

If the flash doesn't play on FireFox, let us know as we need to look in another direction.
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pccosmAuthor Commented:
Thanks for time. I already did what you are suggesting with no success.
Finally my web hosting company found the problem: .flv was not defined in the MIME types in IIS.
To add it start IIS manager and follow the instructions given in the help. To get to the right section search for MIME under the index tab of the help file.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
That was the other possibility :)

Good job in figuring it out.
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pccosmAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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