IIS- how 2 auto-redirect mypage.htm to mypage.asp?

       I have over 40 .htm files and many cross links. I did a rename *.htm *.asp and now many links dont work.
I am including ASP code in each file to allow access. I dont want to go and replace htm with asp in each file.

        So i was wondering if there was a way to use IIS 5.0 (Windows 2000) to automatically load the corresponding asp file instead of the htm file?
iamkarthkAsked:
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makerpCommented:
you will need to use a URL re-write ISAPI filer that will convert each inbound request.

http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=ISAPI+url+re+write
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xaungxajCommented:
You could make a custom 404 error page (this page is beeing loaded if IIS cant find the requested file).

<%
     'save this to file in the siteroot as 404.asp and configure your IIS to use for 404 errors.
     'righthclick the site name- >choose properties->cusomt errors.
     'scroll down the list until you find 404. Mark it and push Editproberties
     'Change the messageType to URL and the URL valuefield to /404.asp
     
     dim newFilename
     
     newFileName=request.ServerVariables("QUERY_STRING")
     ' the querystring counld hold something like this
     ' 404;http://www.xxxxxx.xxx/tools/test.asp3
     
     'First remove the noise (404;http://)
     newFilename = replace(newFilename, "404;http://", "")
     
     ' findout which filethat was requested
     newFilename = right(newFilename, instr(newFilename,"/")-1)
     
     'find the last period in the filename
     newFileName = left(newFileName,instrRev(newFilename, "."))
     
     'brew the new filename
     newFileName =newFileName & "htm"
     server.transfer(newFilename)



%>

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Best regards
Magnus
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makerpCommented:
excellent solution xaungxaj.....
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xaungxajCommented:
Thanks...
Downside of the medal is that it will mess up the logfiles with a lot of 404 errors.

I've been looking for some urlrewritters myself.
I found this one which happens to be free too. That is if you doen't have to put different configurations for different sites. http://www.isapirewrite.com/

This one have the utilliy to "not mangle" with the log files...
Meaning if someone request xxx.sddsfds.xxx/folder1/folder1_2
then that is what that will be recorded in the logfile.
eventhough it's another file handling the request

Magnus
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iamkarthkAuthor Commented:
ThanX Xaungxaj
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