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I'm trying to over-ride default behavior in my CMS, but without hacking the core or doing anything outright barbarous. As a result I'm trying to rewrite all requests to


so they'll end up at


It seems that UrlRewritingNet only grabs on to URL's that don't exist as real pages, though. I can rewrite, for example, /umbraco/dialogs/preview_test.aspx – but if I try it on the actual preview.aspx, nothing happens.

Am I correct that this is what's going on? Is there a workaround?

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Try URL Rewrite module (IIS 7.0+)-- should rewrite any url. – LazyOne Apr 12 '12 at 21:27

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I should have (more thoroughly) RTFM'd:

Attributes for <urlrewritingnet />


     true, false (Standard: true)

     Prevents rewriting for real existing files on the server if true.

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