Can’t download .mobileconfig from webserver

I created a number of .mobileconfig files to deploy settings to our corporate iPhones and iPads. I placed them in a directory on an ISS internal webserver but when I tried to access them from a iPad or iPhone I received “The page cannot be found” and “HTTP error 404 – File or directory not found”.

Solution – configure MIME Types in IIS

In Internet Information Services Manager right click on the properties of the directory where your .mobileconfig files are.

Select the HTTP Headers tab and click on MIME Types then New.  In MIME Type dialog box enter the following

Extension: .mobileconfig

MIME type: application/x-apple-aspen-config