Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have to add a new mime type to an IIS 6.0 web server.

The client would like this done ASAP as it currently isn't serving .flv files.

However, the server is used for other clients and I would like to avoid doing an IIS Reset during working hours.

Does anyone know a way of getting IIS to read the new mime types without a reset?

share|improve this question

I have found a temporary solution to this.

You can add the MIME Types to the website only and do not have to do it to the whole server.

This means that a full iisreset is not required and only a kick to the single site in question.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.