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A customer wants http://www.hisdomain.com/default.asp redirected to http://www.hisdomain.com/   (i.e. without the default.asp bit).

I tried using the HTTP Redirect in IIS7 but it just causes a loop / error - is it possible to do this somehow?
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Question by:ascendinternet
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by:Brad Howe
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Hi,
I assume you have a default File configured to IIS Manager.
SERVER | Sites | Site | In the Feature Pane | Select Default Document | make sure default.asp is added.
If ASP components were added after the site creation, they may not be present.
-Hades666
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default.asp is in the list of "default documents" and requesting http://www.hisdomain.com/ works (and shows default.asp).

However, the issue is if http://www.hisdomain.com/default.asp is requested (e.g. via Google or 3rd party link) then it needs to do a permanent redirect to http://www.hisdomain.com/.

The "problem" is Google has both indexed and treats them as duplicates, so the customer wants to effectively remove the "/default.asp" entry (by permanently redirecting).
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Brad Howe earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

Ok i understand what you are trying to accomplish. This is for SEO...

To remove and redirect default.aspx from the URL, you'd use :

1. Install IIS Rewrite Module.

2. Open your Web.Config under your root site and add the following.

         <rule name="Hide and Redirect default.asp to Root." stopProcessing="true">
                   <match url="^(.*)$" ignoreCase="false" />
                   <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAny">
                        <add input="{URL}" pattern="^(.*)/default.asp" />
                   </conditions>
                   <action type="Redirect" url="{C:1}" appendQueryString="false" />
         </rule>

The {C:1} MAY be different, so when you add this, open IIS Manager and in the URL rewrite Feature run a test against the RegEx to make sure it is validating correctly.

I just tested this and it works fine.

Cheers,
Hades666
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