Hangup installing Rational HOD on Microsoft IIS – missing MIME types

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I was installing the latest round of Host On Demand (HOD), and could not for the life of me figure out why the emulators would not load. I’m installing it for a customer and while, it works perfect on Linux with Apache, it craps out on Windows with IIS. Turns out that IF you use Microsoft IIS, you have set up the MIME types manually.

Right click on the server  in the ISS Admin panel. Go to the HTTP Header tab and at the bottom click on MIME types. You’ll find that M$ has conveniently omitted any. You need to add the following mime types (file extensions) for Host On-Demand:

.style – application/octet-stream

.props – application/octet-stream

.properties – application/octet-stream

.cf – application/octet-stream

.obj – application/octet-stream

.df – application/octet-stream

.ndx – application/octet-stream

.hodpdt – application/octet-stream

.mac – application/octet-stream

.pfb – application/octet-stream

.ttf – application/octet-stream

.inx – application/octet-stream

.gtt – application/octet-stream

.p12 – application/octet-stream

.fnt – application/octet-stream

.jnlp – application/octet-stream

All of this also documented on the IBM Support Portal.  By the way, you can save yourself (or your company) a couple of grand by simply installing this stack on Linux. You’ll be surprised how easy it is. 

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