A. Although the ability to display file that have no extensions was available by default in IIS 5.0, Microsoft has removed that default option from IIS 6.0. To re-enable the ability to display file types that have no extensions, follow these steps:
- Click Start and select Programs, Administrative Tools, Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
- Expand the Web Sites branch, right-click the Web site for which you want to enable no-extension files, and select Properties.
- Select the HTTP Headers tab and click MIME Types.
- Click New. You'll see the MIME Type dialog box, which the figure at Figure shows.
- In the Extension text box, enter a period followed by an asterisk (.*). In the MIME type text box, type
application/octet-streamand click OK.
- Click OK, then click OK again to display the Web site's main properties page.
- When you restart the Web site, you should be able to see and open files that have no extension. (To restart the server, right-click the Web site in IIS and select Stop, then select Start.)