SEP 11.x / SEP 5.x : Problems Deploying Agent Package from a Windows 2003 Web Server

Article:TECH103447  |  Created: 2007-01-22  |  Updated: 2014-09-24  |  Article URL
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Failure in Deploying a Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x agent or Symantec Protection Agent (SPA) 5.x package from a Windows 2003 Web Server.


If an Agent package is distributed from a Windows 2003 web server system with Internet Information Services (IIS), it is required to configure the web site properties to add a MIME type for the .dat and .ini file extensions that are to be downloaded. Otherwise the package cannot be downloaded successfully.

To add a MIME type:

  1. Start the Internet Information Services console.
  2. Right-click the Web site and select Properties.
  3. Click the HTTP Headers tab.
  4. Click the Mime Types button.
  5. In the MIME Types dialog box, click New. A dialog box is displayed in which file extensions can be attached.
  6. In the Extension field type the file extension .dat, and in the MIME type field, type a description such as DAT file.
  7. Repeat step 6 for .ini files.
  8. Click OK to save the settings.

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