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[Windows] How to enable URL Rewrite in IIS

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URL Rewrite is Windows IIS (Internet Information Service) web server's module, which allows to easily create URL rewrite rules to manage links on your website. To use this module you need to enable it in IIS. In order to do so you may have a KVM Windows server and IIS installed to it.

First of all you need to download URL Rewrite module - it could be done by opening in server's browser this link. Press button "Install this extension" and save file to the server.


Run downloaded module and in new window press button "Install":


Press "I Accept" and wait until installation would be finished. Press button "Finish" and close "Windows Web Platform Installer" window. After installation you will be able to find "URL Rewrite" option in "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" and add your own rewrite rules. "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" could be found in "Start" menu (just type "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" or find it in programs list):


To add new rewrite rule press right mouse button on "URL Rewrite", press "Open Feature" and select "Add Rule(s)..." in the right-side menu. You will see new window "Add Rule(s)" and would be able to choose rule template:


Information how to create rules could be found here.

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