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How Do We do a 301 Redirect on Windows Server with no admin rights?

Most of the solutions on this forum require you having admin rights



12:48 am on Jul 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Back in April you mentioned 301 redirect on a windows IIS server is possible, but I doubt we have admin rights, since our web host is Networksolutions, where we also registred the domain name. This is the only site we have on a Windows server, our other sites thank God, are Unix, and are slam dunks, doing the redirect with in our .htaccess file.

But what can a webmaster do in this case, when we have no admin rights to the server? Here is your original comments from April for reference:

A domain wide 301 redirect on a windows IIS server is most definitely possible -- but it requires administrator privileges to the server and you may or may not have a cooperative ISP.
Here's a step-by-step:

Domain Level
"non-www" to "with-www"
Permanent 301 redirect in IIS
1. After the www.example.com website is set up, now set up
example.com (without the www) as a website in Internet
Services Manager.

2. Select the example.com web site in Internet Services
manager and enter the properties.

3. In the Home Directory tab, change the option button "When
connecting to this resource the content should come from" to
"A redirection to a URL".

4. Specify the URL as http://www.example.com

5. Check the checkbox that says "A permanent redirection for
this resource." WARNING: If you skip this last step, you will
have a 302 redirect which is definitely NOT what you want.

Always verify your http headers after any changes like this, just
to be sure,


4:13 pm on Jul 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Check out this thread for approaches in asp and/or vbscript:

See jdancing post # 941426 for the version of the vbscript approach that finally worked.


7:30 am on Jul 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member quadrille is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

An alternative solution is the change web host.

The Internet is heaving with quality economical web hosts who provide a full service with support.

I know nothing about yours, but if they cannot offer the services you require, then you should consider finding one who can.

You may find you save considerable cash too!

[note to admin - wouldn't it be fairer to remove the name of the host above - I do not want anyone think I am commenting on them specifically; I'm not!]


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