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I'm trying to enable HTTP compression to my web site, my server is running Windows 2008R2 and IIS 7.5.

I followed these steps:

  1. installed static and dynamic compression through the Serve manager.
  2. Enable both static and dynamic option under my web site (mySite-Compression).

In my web.config file I have included:

<urlCompression doDynamicCompression="true"  doStaticCompression="true"/> 

When I checked my page headers the page's are not compressed.

What am I doing wrong?

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You've completed the correct steps. It may be the test that is giving a false positive. If your test software doesn't accept compression then the web server won't offer compression.

A good web test can be found on the homepage of: Use that to confirm for sure that it's not compressing.

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