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Can anyone recommend a good URL rewriting tool for IIS on windows server 2003.

I'm a LAMP head, so not sure what to go for.

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We use IIS Mod-Rewrite. It's not free but it works like a charm. The syntax is the same as that used by Apache's mod_rewrite which flattens the learning curve somewhat.

I know you said IIS6, but for completeness' sake it's worth mentioning that IIS7 has native URL rewriting capabilities, although it's not clear whether it uses Apache's syntax.

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Cool. Do you need to do a restart of IIS? –  madphp Oct 14 '09 at 8:04
    
I'm not 100% sure. Every time I've installed it it's been on a box that isn't in production yet so I usually do restart IIS. You can test it on a non-production box, even on XP. –  ThatGraemeGuy Oct 14 '09 at 8:40

IIRF works well. Free. Works on IIS6 and 7.

Easy to install and get up running quickly. Includes a helpfile. Lots of examples.

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ISAPI Rewrite (www.isapirewrite.com) is another great option. Performs very well and gives you all the flexibility that you need. A manual install at the site level doesn't require a restart of IIS.

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