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IIS 301 Redirect @ Server Level not Page Level

pmagony
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Good Day,

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Question:

I recently overhauled an old site and I am looking to redirect the old indexed pages over to the new ones.  With Apache I simply add a few lines of code to the .htaccess file, badda-bing, and I'm done.

Now with IIS, I am learning that you have to have the file on the server (ugh) and right click -> properties -> permenantly redirect to: -> yadda yadda.  

I can easily say I have a good 30-40 pages I need to redirect.  I don't want to have to upload these blank .html files to the server just to do so.  Can I not control this at the server level from one file - such as an .htaccess?

Site is using PHP at its core.

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Top Expert 2008

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right click the web site in IIS manager (start->run->"inetmgr"->OK) select properties, select home directory tab, choose 'redirect to another url', enter the the new server address, check 'a permanent redirection' and OK to everything.

Cheers.

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Hi Meverest,

Thanks for the response.  I need a little clarification, however.  Not so much with the steps and location of how to execute this but more over on the end result.

If I look up pages indexed on google for my site, i see a lot of the older pages being listed.  If someone clicks that link, they are going to obviously be taken to a page that does not exist.  But according to your solution, if I redirect the home directory, won't that effect all pages indexed for the site? And not just the ones that are old?

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Thank you-
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you are welcome... so why the 'B'?

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