It is not possible to download .exe file via browser: 404 not found

Created:

2017-05-24 13:10:49 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-16 15:53:39 UTC

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It is not possible to download .exe file via browser: 404 not found

Applicable to:

  • Plesk for Windows

Symptoms

Attempt to download http://example.com/somefile.exe file via browser failed with the 404 not found error.

It is verified that the file exists inside of the DocumentRoot of the example.com domain

Cause

Execute permission is set for .exe files in HandlerMappings in IIS for example.com

Resolution

1. Go to IIS > Sites > example.com > HandlerMappings

2. Find CGI-exe handler and click on Edit Feature Permissions

3. Un-check Execute permission and click OK

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