Configure IIS to allow Ghost and RDeploy image capture and deployment via HTTP

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Ghost and RDeploy are able to upload and download images via HTTP. How should IIS be configured to allow this?

Answer
1. Open IIS Manager.
2. Browse to Default Web Site.
3. Create a new Virtual Directory.
    a. From the Action menu, choose New > Virtual Directory...
    b. When prompted for the Alias, type "Images". (without quotes)
    c. When prompted for the Path, browse to an existing directory where you want the images to be stored. For example, "C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Agents\Deployment\Task Handler\image"
    d. Enable the permissions Read, Write, and Browse.
4. Right-click the newly created Virtual Directory and choose Properties.
5. Go to the Directory Security tab and click on the Edit button in Authentication and access control.
6. Leave anonymous access enabled.
7. Enable Basic authentication.
8. Click OK to apply changes and close the Authentication Methods window.
9. Go to the HTTP Headers tab and click the Mime Types... button.
10. Click the New... button.
11. Under Extension, enter ".*" (without quotes).
12. Under MIME type, enter "application/octet-stream" (without quotes).
13. Click OK three times to apply changes and close the Virtual Directory properties.
14. Right-click Default Web Site and choose Properties.
15. In the Web Site tab, make sure Enable HTTP Keep-Alives is enabled.
16. Change the Connection timeout to 1200 seconds.
17. Click OK to apply changes and close Default Web Site properties.
18. Select Web Service Extensions.
19. Select WebDAV and click Allow.
20. Close IIS Manager.