Configure Windows 2008 Server for Configuration Manager 2007 Site Systems

Based on Orignial article located here:

Configure requestFiltering for IIS on distribution points

Use the following procedure to modify requestFiltering for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

  1. Open the applicationHost.config file located in the %Windir%\System32\Inetsrv\Config\ directory on distribution points that are enabled for Allow clients to transfer content from this distribution point using BITS, HTTP, and HTTPS.
  2. Search for the <requestFiltering> section.
  3. Determine the file name extensions and folder names that you will have in the packages on that distribution point. For each extension and folder name that you require, perform the following steps:
    • If it is listed as a fileExtension element, set the value for allowed to true.

      For example, if your package contains a file with an .mdb extension, change the line true to allowed<add fileExtension=".mdb" allowed="false" /> to <add fileExtension=".mdb" allowed="true" />.

      Allow only the file name extensions required for your packages.
    • If it is listed as a <hiddenSegments> element, delete the entry that matches the file name extension or folder name from the file.

      For example, if your package contains a folder with the label of bin, remove the line <add segment=”bin” /> from the file.
  4. Save and close the applicationHost.config file.