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URL/Site Redirection

Posted on 2014-07-14
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Last Modified: 2014-07-22
Looking to create a handful of fairly static webpages for a number of users. For example:


However instead of creating individual sites for each user I'm thinking about creating a single web page with a backend database storing the info that is unique to each user. I can then use a query string parameter to grab the appropriate information needed for the respective user.

1. is it possible to redirect 'www.mysite.com/user1' to 'www.mysite.com/pool/default.aspx?id=user1' in IIS?
2. if so, how?
3. if the redirection mentioned above is possible is it also possible to perform dynamic redirections? For example, is it possible to redirect 'www.mysite.com/<user#>' to 'www.mysite.com/pool/default.aspx?id=<user#>'
Question by:dowhatyoudo22
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by:Randy Poole
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what you want to do is trap error 404[page not found] lookup the userx or whichever to determine if it is valid then do a response.redirect to the page pool/default.asp and storing userx as a session variable so it is not appended to the string.
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becraig earned 2000 total points
ID: 40194972
First make sure you have the IIS URL Rewrite module installed:

Next take a look at the examples here (you can  determine the url based on query string)

The above two steps should get you there (you will have to do a small amount of heavy lifting on your own - tweaking the template).

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