Microsoft KB Archive/255832

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Article ID: 255832

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006


  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0

This article was previously published under Q255832


No compressed files are stored in the temporary folder (also known as the cache directory), even though a client that supports HTTP compression has requested them.


Internet Services were not restarted after HTTP compression was enabled.


Restart Internet Services. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Start the Internet Service Manager (ISM), which loads the Internet Information Server snap-in.
  2. Right-click the computer name, and then click Restart IIS on the Context menu.
  3. Select Restart Internet Services on ComputerName, and then click OK.


When a file is requested, the compressed copy is stored in a temporary folder, and then sent when further requests are received. Files are not compressed prior to receiving a request for them.

Note: By default, the temporary folder is C:\WINNT\IIS Temporary Compressed Files. This is specified on the Service tab in the WWW Service Master Properties for ComputerName dialog box in the IIS snap-in.

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