script: iis7 making compression work

This was harder than it should have been, the permissions were wrong on the inetpubtempIIS Temporary Compressed Files folder and it made things difficult to fix. Here’s the script that I wrote. Basically we are setting the directory (probably redundant but I would rather play it safe), making the directory, applying the permission, and then enabling the compression.

You will need to go to a working server and export the permissions and run this first (I could let you have my file, but what admin would download a random file from some dude on the internet and run it? Not me!) Here’s the command that does that:

icacls "c:inetpubtempIIS Temporary Compressed Files" /save cinetpubtempiiscompressedfiles.acl


Then place that file with your script and run it on the offending server.


mkdir "C:inetpubtempIIS Temporary Compressed Files"

icacls c:inetpubtemp /restore cinetpubtempiiscompressedfiles.acl

%windir%system32inetsrvappcmd set config -section:system.webServer/httpCompression -directory:"C:inetpubtempIIS Temporary Compressed Files"

%windir%system32inetsrvappcmd set config -section:urlCompression /doDynamicCompression:true



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