Altiris Agent receives a 404 file not found error from Notification Server 6.0 or SMP 7.x
Last Updated July 28, 2012
Altiris Agents and Package Servers/Site Servers fail to download Software Delivery packages from Notification Server 6.0 or SMP 7.0 systems installed on Windows Server 2003 systems or SMP 7.1 systems installed on Windows 2008 servers with IIS 7. If the package source folder contains files with extensions that are not in the Known Extensions in the MimeMap Metabase Property in IIS, the Agents receive a "404 : file not found" error.
404 : file not found" error.
This is a result of the upgraded security functionality of Internet Information Server 6.0 and carried into 7. Enhanced security does not allow for the access of any files under a folder path that particularly are of type 'config'.
To prevent disclosure of configuration information, IIS is configured to return the generic 404 custom error page by default on this denial. To resolve this error, use IIS manager to add the file extension to the Multipurpose Internet Mail Exchange (MIME) map on a specific directory or Web site.