Directing page and folder request to outside website.

RayBakker
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How to configure IIS 7 to redirect a page and a subfolder to a website on an outside server?

Any requests for

www.website.com/folder/filename.htm 

and

www.website.com/folder/filename/

goto

 www.outsideserver.com

which is hosted by an outside agency.
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First download the URL rewrite feature from https://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/url-rewrite
Install it and then restart the IIS server and reopen the management console.

Open the feature and create a new blank inbound rule.
In the pattern field enter a regular expression which should be matched the part of the URL which comes after the server name and a slash.
So, for the URL http://www.website.com/folder/filename.htm it will be:
folder/filename.*

In the "Action" section select "redirect" and  specify the destination server "http://www.outsideserver.com"

Click "Apply" in the right panel to save your changes.

Learn more about the rewrite rules here:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/extensions/url-rewrite-module/url-rewrite-module-configuration-reference
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Commented:
Thanks fro the quick response. I was aware for which Role Service to use, my issue was how the rule should actually be formatted. I figured it out:

                <rule name="The Name of the Rule" stopProcessing="true">
                    <match url="^page.html$" /> if folder, add (/?)$ instead of just $ eg ^/subfolder(/?)$
                    <conditions>
                        <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="^www.website.com" /> the website the page/folder (MATCH URL) can be found on.
                    </conditions>
                    <action type="Redirect" url="http://www.otherwebsite.ca" /> the website you are sending visitors to.
                </rule>
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I was able to determine the proper format.

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