How to make .exe file downloadable from server running IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008?

Posted on 2009-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have uploaded and .exe file on my server which is running IIS7 on Windows Server 2008. When I try to access the url in order to download it. It does allow me to access that URL. It give following error.

HTTP Error 404.2 - Not Found
The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the ISAPI and CGI Restriction list settings on the Web server.

Module      CgiModule
Notification      ExecuteRequestHandler
Handler      CGI-exe
Error Code      0x800704ec
Requested URL      http://www.myserver:80/vd/myapp.exe
Physical Path      D:\web\app\vd\myapp.exe
Logon Method      Anonymous
Logon User      Anonymous
Question by:iqbalshamsi
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    create a mime type in IIS manager for '.exe' file type.  make it something like 'x-application/download'


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