Compression Is Not Enabled on POST Request

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HTTP compression allows Internet Information Services (IIS) to send compressed content to the browser when the following conditions are true:
  • The HTTP request is issued by a compression-enabled browser.
  • HTTP Compression is enabled on the IIS server for static and/or dynamic content.
  • The request is an HTTP GET request.
Even when you enable HTTP Compression, POST responses are not compressed.


This is a design limitation in IIS 5.0. A fix has been developed to enable HTTP Compression on POST requests. See the "Resolution" section for more information.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version       Size    File name     Platform
   04/13/2000  10:16p  5.0.2195.2037 23312   Compfilt.dll  i386<BR/>


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Internet Information Services 5.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


To enable HTTP compression on POST requests, do the following:
  1. Enable HTTP Compression (see the IIS documentation for information on how to do this.)
  2. Install the fix.
  3. Set the EnablePostCmp registry parameter to 1:
       Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W3Svc\Parameters
       Value Type: REG_DWORD - Boolean
       Valid Range: 0,1 (False or True)
       Default: 0 (False)
       Description: Setting this parameter to 1 causes compression to be enabled also on POST.


Article ID: 259760 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 1.3
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