Directing page and folder request to outside website.

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

Any requests for 



which is hosted by an outside agency.
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First download the URL rewrite feature from
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 it will be:

In the "Action" section select "redirect" and  specify the destination server ""

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

Learn more about the rewrite rules here:
RayBakkerAuthor 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(/?)$
                        <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="^" /> the website the page/folder (MATCH URL) can be found on.
                    <action type="Redirect" url="" /> the website you are sending visitors to.

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RayBakkerAuthor Commented:
I was able to determine the proper format.
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