HTTP Compression Feature Requirements (IIS 7)
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
This topic describes the requirements for configuring HTTP compression.
See individual procedures for exceptions to these requirements.
The procedures for configuring HTTP compression can be performed at the following levels in IIS:
Physical and virtual directories
Modules and Handlers
The necessary modules and handlers must be installed on the Web server and enabled at the level at which you perform this procedure.
Modules can be enabled only at the Web server, site, and application levels, but handlers can be enabled at all levels.
The following modules are required:
The following handler is required:
If you perform procedures in this section by using IIS Manager, you must be a server administrator or an IIS Manager user who has been granted permission to a site or an application in IIS Manager.
If you are an IIS Manager user, you might not be able to perform this procedure if the related configuration elements are locked.
If you perform procedures in this section by using Appcmd.exe, running WMI scripts, or editing configuration files, you must have write access to the target configuration file or files.