MIME Types Feature Requirements (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

This topic describes the requirements for configuring MIME types.


See individual procedures for exceptions to these requirements.


The procedures for configuring MIME types can be performed at the following levels in IIS:

  • Web server

  • Site

  • Application

  • Physical and virtual directories

  • File (URL)


When using the default configuration, any changes you make to a child level can override the settings at the parent level.

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 level, but handlers can be enabled at all levels.

The following module is required:

  • StaticFileModule

The following handler is required:

  • StaticFile

Required Permissions

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.