Mac OS X 10.4: Windows Server 2003 IIS Web Server fails GET call on .DS_Store and ._ files

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Issue or symptom

If the WebDAV client in Mac OS X 10.4 attempts to do a GET on .DS_Store or any ._ file, a Microsoft Windows 2003 IIS Web Server may return a 404 error.


The Web server included with Windows Server 2003 does not recognize the MIME types for these files. By default, the Windows Server 2003 does not serve unknown MIME types. For information on how to resolve this issue please see this Microsoft support document.

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Published Date: Oct 7, 2016