URL Rewrite Module – Go Live release

Today IIS team has made the Go Live release of URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 available for download. This release contains significant functionality and performance improvements and it is believed to have a quality level suitable for production deployments.

Download the Go Live release of the module today!

Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 Go Live (x86)
Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 Go Live (x64)

Note that the installer for URL Rewrite Module includes the FastCGI update for IIS 7.0. If this update has not been yet installed on your machine it will be installed together with URL Rewrite Module.

New Features since CTP release

Here are the features that are new since CTP release (for a complete list of features and changes since CTP release, refer to this article):

  • Support for IIS kernel mode and user mode output caching. IIS 7.0 output caching provides significant performance improvements for web applications. URL rewrite module is fully compatible with both types of output caching. This means that now it is possible to safely cache responses for rewritten URL’s and thus boost the performance of web applications that rely on URL rewriting.

  • Lower case conversion. A lower case conversion function called “ToLower” can be used within rewrite rule to convert any rule input string or substitution URL to lower case.

  • Rule templates. Rule template is an extension for URL rewrite module user interface, that simplifies creation of rewrite rules for a particular task.  The Go Live release of the module includes 3 built-in rule templates, plus it allows plugging in any number of custom templates:
    The “User Friendly URL” rule template:

  • UI for testing of regular expression and wildcard patterns. A GUI tool for testing rule patterns is included into the module’s user interface. The tool can be used to quickly check how the regular expression or wildcard pattern works. Also, it can be used for troubleshooting and debugging of problems related to pattern matching.

  • UI for managing rewrite maps. Rewrite maps can be added, removed and edited by using “URL Rewrite Module” feature in IIS Manager.

More information

The following additional resources for the Microsoft URL Rewrite Module are available on IIS.net:

Also, be sure to visit the URL Rewrite Forum on IIS.NET if you have run into any problems when using the module or have questions or suggestions.


ruslany on September 11th 2008 in URLRewrite

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8 Responses to “URL Rewrite Module – Go Live release”

  1. Gravatar ImageBorek responded on 11 Sep 2008 at 11:50 am #

    Hi Ruslan, this is great news! Couple of questions though:

    1) Can I install it on top of the CTP version or should I uninstall it first? If so, will my rules be preserved?

    2) Is ARR module working with this Go Live release? Or will the gold version of ARR be released any time soon?


  2. Gravatar Imageruslany responded on 11 Sep 2008 at 12:21 pm #


    1) It is better if you un-install CTP and then install Go Live release. When you un-install CTP, the rules in your web.config file will be preserved. If you had rules in applicationHost.config files those will be removed when you un-install, so I would recommend to back up the applicationHost.config in that case.

    2) ARR module CTP works with the Go Live release or URL Rewrite Module.

  3. Gravatar ImageRuslanY Blog responded on 10 Nov 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    URL Rewrite Module – Release to Web…

    Today IIS team has made the URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 Release To Web (RTW) available for download. This is a final, production-ready release that is officially supported by Microsoft.
    Install the URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7.0 RTW today!

  4. Gravatar ImageRuslanY Blog responded on 20 Apr 2009 at 11:08 am #

    URL Rewrite Module 1.1 for IIS 7…

    Today IIS team has released the URL Rewrite Module 1.1 for IIS 7. This is an incremental update that contains fixes to the bugs found since the URL Rewrite Module v1.0 has been released in November 2008. If you have version 1.0 installed (file version …

  5. Gravatar ImageRuslanY Blog responded on 17 Jul 2009 at 1:23 am #

    URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7 – Beta…

    Today IIS team has released the URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7 – Beta. This is an incremental release that includes all the features from version 1.1, and adds support for outbound response rewriting. More specifically, it can be used to:


  6. Gravatar ImageBarrett responded on 07 Apr 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    Is this compatible with IIS 6.0?

  7. Gravatar Imageruslany responded on 07 Apr 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    Barrett, it is not compatible with IIS 6.0. For IIS 6.0 you could try using ISAPI_Rewrite.

  8. Gravatar ImageSaurabh Goswami responded on 30 Apr 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Hi Ruslan,

    I have a simple question here.

    How will i able to redirect http://mydomain.com/Health/stress-management/Default.aspx?SecId=86&id_news=679
    to http://abcdomain.com/stress-management-1234 using web.config ?

    Can i use



    There is any other way to do this ?

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