I've configured a redirect to point from anything in the root directory to /racktables/. When I actually go to http://host/, however, I am redirected to http://host/racktables, which, of course, redirects back to http://host/racktables ad infinitum.

Entry from web.config: <httpRedirect enabled="true" destination="/racktables/" exactDestination="true" childOnly="true" />

Is it possible to get IIS to honor this redirect exactly, or will I have to create a redirect in the default document at the root of the site? It seems like that would be a fairly significant oversight on Microsoft's part.

  • Are you using the URL Rewrite Module? – Brent Pabst Jul 3 '12 at 15:28
  • I'm using the HTTP Redirect module. – bshacklett Jul 3 '12 at 16:02

If you take a look at the URL Rewrite Module it has some default rules to enforce or change the URL. Two of them that I know about are converting the entire URL to lowercase and another appends a trailing slash to all non-file requests. They are there primarily for SEO purposes but combined with what you have might "replace" or compliment your current setup.

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I had this same problem and solved it by setting the redirect target to (e.g.) http://host/racktables/#. IIS didn't strip off my otherwise useless # and it kept the /.

As long as your web application doesn't choke on the empty hash, it should work for you, too.

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