IIS 7 and Above
URL Rewrite Module
Go Live release of URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0
Last post Sep 11, 2008 01:24 PM by ruslany
Sep 11, 2008 01:24 PM|ruslany|LINK
Today we are releasing the URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 Go Live. This release contains significant functionality and performance improvements and it is believed to have a quality level suitable for production deployments.
Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 Go Live (x86)
Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 Go Live (x64)
Here are the features that are new since CTP release (for a complete list of features refer to
Support for IIS kernel mode and user mode output caching. IIS 7.0 output caching provides significant performance improvements for web applications. URL rewrite module is fully compatible with both types of output caching. This means that
it is possible to safely cache responses for rewritten URL's and thus boost the performance of web applications that rely on URL rewriting.
Lower case conversion. A lower case conversion function called "tolower" can be used within rewrite rule to convert any rule input string or substitution URL to lower case.
Rule templates. Rule template is an extension for URL rewrite module user interface, that simplifies creation of rewrite rules for a particular task. The Go Live release of the module includes 3 built-in rule templates, plus it allows plugging
in any number of custom templates.
UI for testing of regular expression and wildcard patterns. A GUI tool for testing rule patterns is included into the module's user interface. The tool can be used to quickly check how the regular expression or wildcard pattern works. Also,
it can be used for troubleshooting and debugging of problems related to pattern matching.
UI for managing rewrite rules and rewrite maps. Rewrite rules and rewrite maps can be added, removed and edited by using "URL Rewrite Module" feature in IIS Manager.
The following changes may cause configuration errors in your web applications, when upgrading from Technical Preview to GoLive release of URL rewrite module:
The following additions, changes and important bug fixes have been made to URL rewrite module since Technical Preview release:
New and updated walkthroughs:
Updated configuration reference:
The URL rewriter feature team thanks all of you who installed and tried the CTP release of the URL rewrite module and provided us with valuable feedback and feature suggestions. Many of the features that we have added since CTP release as well as bug fixes
are the direct result of the the feedback received from this forum's participants.