Software Update: Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS7 2.0 Beta

Microsoft has released a first beta version of its URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7. As the name suggests, this module for IIS 7 allows you to rewrite URLs. This allows you to give the user or a search engine a clearer and clearer URL; for example, the url http://example.com/Page_title has been rewritten from http://example.com/wiki/index.php?title=Page_title.

This 2.0 beta version contains all the functionality of the previous 1.1 release and adds several possibilities to also rewrite URLs generated by your web application in a desired form. The corresponding announcement looks like this:

URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7 – Beta

Today IIS team has released the URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7 – Beta. This 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:

  • Replace the URLs generated by a web application in the response HTML with a more user friendly and search engine friendly equivalent
  • Modify the links in the HTML markup generated by a web application behind a reverse proxy.
  • Fix up the content of any HTTP response by using regular expression pattern matching

Install the URL Rewrite Module 2.0 Beta

Install with Web Platform Installer
or, download:
URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7 – Beta (x86)
URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7 – Beta (x64)

Note:
URL Rewrite v1.0 and v2.0 cannot be installed side-by-side.
URL Rewrite v1.1 and v2.0 cannot be installed side-by-side.
If URL Rewrite v1.0 or v1.0 is already installed, uninstall it before proceeding with installing URL Rewrite Module v2.0 Beta.

New Features

URL Rewrite Module 2.0 includes the following key features:

More information:

Version number 2.0 beta
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Microsoft
Download http://forums.iis.net/t/1159315.aspx
File sizes 6.90MB – 8.60MB
License type Freeware
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