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HcDoDynamicCompression Metabase Property

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

The HcDoDynamicCompression property specifies whether responses to requests for dynamic content, such as scripts in ASP pages and ISAPI extensions are compressed. Setting HcDoDynamicCompression to true, indicates that dynamic content is compressed when requested by a client. If dynamic compression is enabled, each request for dynamic content that contains the "Accept-Encoding: gzip" or "Accept-Encoding: deflate" header causes the content to be compressed, as long as the compression scheme that is specified in the header is enabled in IIS. If the request does not contain this header, or the header specifies a compression scheme that is not enabled in IIS, the content is not compressed.

noteNote
Because dynamic content is always changing, IIS does not cache compressed versions of dynamic content. Dynamic compression consumes considerable CPU time and memory resources, and should only be used on servers that have slow network connections and CPU time to spare.

At the individual compression scheme level (IIsCompressionScheme), the HcDoDynamicCompression property determines which compression schemes IIS will support for dynamic content: gzip, deflate, or both.

You can either enable compression of dynamic content server-wide and then disable it at specific locations, or you can disable compression of dynamic content server-wide and then enable it only at the locations you specify. To enable and disable dynamic compression by using the HcDoDynamicCompression property, do the following:

  • To enable dynamic content compression server-wide, set the HcDoDynamicCompression property to true at the IIsCompressionSchemes level. You can then disable dynamic content compression settings for an individual Web site or site element, for example, a virtual directory or file, by using the DoDynamicCompression Metabase Property at the individual site or site element level.

  • To disable dynamic content compression server-wide, set the HcDoDynamicCompression property to false at the IIsCompressionSchemes level. You can then enable dynamic content compression settings for an individual Web site or site element, for example, a virtual directory or file, by using the DoDynamicCompression Metabase Property at the individual site or site element level.

ImportantImportant
If you change the value of the HcDoDynamicCompressionproperty at the IIsCompressionScheme level, the World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW service) must be restarted before the change takes effect.

 

Attribute Name Attribute Value

XML Data Type

Boolean

WMI Data Type

Boolean

ADSI Data Type

Boolean

ABO Data Type

Boolean

ABO Metabase Identifier

MD_HC_DO_DYNAMIC_COMPRESSION

Attributes

NO_ATTRIBUTES

Default Value

false

MetaFlagsEx

CACHE_PROPERTY_MODIFIED

User Type

IIS_MD_UT_SERVER

ID

2213

Configurable Locations

You can configure this property at the following locations in the IIS metabase.

 

Metabase Path IIS Admin Object Type

/LM/W3SVC/Filters/Compression/gzip

/LM/W3SVC/Filters/Compression/deflate

IIsCompressionScheme

/LM/W3SVC/Filters/Compression/Parameters

IIsCompressionSchemes

Code Example

For general code examples, see Code Examples to Configure Metabase Properties.

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