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How to tell IIS7 to allow POST to a text file (to solve 405)?

except now my POST throws a 404 instead of a 405. If I load the page directly, it loads fine, but following a POST it 404s.

How can I enable GET and POST for static HTML files in IIS 7? I... have no idea what I'm doing. Please help!

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For reference, I am deploying a static HTML mockup of a site that we are using for usability testing of the UI. One of the processes is a multi-step form wizard, so rather than rewrite the pages to not use POST even though I am not capturing/passing any data, I'd like to get the existing copy to just work. –  Mathletics Dec 9 '11 at 20:52
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For those who stumble on this, http://sysadmin.circularvale.com/server-config/enabling-post-requests-to-static-eg-html-pages-using-iis-7/ details step by step resolution for this issue

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Awesome, this is very close to what I ended up doing, but without having to rename the files. Thanks! –  Mathletics Jul 31 '12 at 13:11
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