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IIS 404 redirecting using a textfile



3:03 pm on Apr 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Pardon my ignorance, I almost never use IIS. Basically is there an IIS equivalent to the Apache .htaccess file? I want to redirect all traffic within a folder to another URL (even when it hit's 404's). All i have found as solutions for this is done through the IIS GUI config, and I do not have access to that.



4:21 pm on Apr 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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IIS has no such file. You will have to do this via the Administrative tools for managing IIS.


12:15 pm on Apr 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If your host is running IIS 7 and has the 'Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0' installed you can define redirects in your web.config file.


<rule name="Home.htm" patternSyntax="Wildcard" stopProcessing="true">
<match url="*/mydirectory/*" />
<action type="Redirect" url="http://www.website.com/newpage.aspx" redirectType="Permanent" />

* Edit: the rewrite rule above has not been tested, so it may contain errors


12:54 pm on Apr 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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