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Microsoft URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7 (x64)

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  • Version: 2.0
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

URL Rewrite Module 2.0 provides a rule-based rewriting mechanism for changing requested URL’s before they get processed by web server and for modifying response content before it gets served to HTTP clients.

  • IIS URL Rewrite Module 2 is an incremental release that includes all the features from version 1.1, and adds support for outbound response rewriting. More specifically, it can be used to:
    • Implement complex URL rewriting logic by using custom rewrite providers written in .NET.
    • Replace the URLs generated by a web application in the response HTML with a more user friendly and search engine friendly equivalent .
    • Fix up the content of any HTTP response by using regular expression pattern matching.
    • Modify HTTP request headers and IIS server variables.
    • Modify HTTP response headers
    The installation package includes several additional components and hotfixes required by URL Rewrite Module 2.0. Refer to the KB articles for the hotfixes to get more details. In order to apply the hotfixes correctly without restarting the server, it is recommended that the WAS service is stopped before installing URL Rewrite Module 2.0. The following hotfixes will be installed with URL Rewrite Module 2.0:
    • Update for IIS 7.0 FastCGI module (KB 954946);
    • Hotfix for IIS 7.0 SetUri function (KB 949172);
    • Hotfix for ASP.NET System.Web.dll (KB 957660).


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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista 64-bit Editions Service Pack 1, Windows Web Server 2008, Windows Web Server 2008 R2

    • Internet Information Services 7 must be installed
    • IIS 7 supports a new shared configuration environment, which must be disabled on each server in a web farm before installing the URL Rewrite Module for each node. Note: shared configuration can be re-enabled after the URL Rewrite Module has been installed.

Installation Instructions

  • You will need to run the installation package as an administrator. This can be accomplished by one of the following methods:
    • Logging in to your server using the actual account named "Administrator".
    • Logging on using an account with administrator privileges and opening a command-prompt by right-clicking the Command Prompt menu item that is located in the Accessories menu for Windows programs and selecting "Run as administrator", then typing the command listed below:
      msiexec /I rewrite_2.0_rtw_x64.msi
    • If a previous version of URL Rewrite Module, such as v1.0 and v1.1, is already installed then it will be upgraded to the v2.0
    • If an RC version of the URL Rewrite Module 2.0 is already installed, then it will be updated to the RTW version.

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