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How to configure IIS 7 to allow downloading .exe files

If you’re finding that you’re getting 404 errors when trying to download executable files, add the following to your web.config (IIS 7 only).

<system.webServer>  
    <handlers>  
      <add name="Client exe" path="*.exe" verb="*" modules="StaticFileModule" resourceType="File" />  
    </handlers>  
</system.webServer>

It’s not that this is hard, I just couldn’t find any documentation. After what seemed like way to long searching for an answer, I thought it might be helpful to post my solution, which I never did find on line.

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