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On IIS 7.5 I have a working ASP.NET 3.5 web application. The application generates ZIP files that it makes available for download under the application directory tree.
When users click on a link pointing to one of those ZIP files, they get a permission error.

What should I set on the IIS to allow direct download of static files?

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Describe the error message? Are you sure it's IIS and not just ntfs permissions? –  TristanK May 10 '11 at 5:39
If it is NTFS, why can it read all the other (dynamic aspx etc.) files –  Ron Harlev May 10 '11 at 16:33
(shrug) no error then? –  TristanK May 11 '11 at 4:51

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