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I've been scratching my head trying to learn how to do URL rewrite.

Essentially I'm trying to achieve when user visit https://sp.company.com/ is redirected to https://sp.company.com/sites/public/default.aspx.

Can someone show me how to set up the rule in the URL Rewrite module? I find myself trying to figure out regular expression (first time) and the URL rewrite at the same time and got really lost in between.

Any expert direction is greatly appreciated!

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As per MSDN there are two type to rewrite which are:-

ASYMMETRICAL REWRITE URL

Client makes a request to https://sp.company.com/ IIS with ARR receives the request to https://sp.company.com/
ARR uses URL Rewrite to change the URL to https://sp.company.com/sites/public/default.aspx. The updated URL is then sent to the SharePoint web application. This scenario is NOT SUPPORTED.

SYMMETRICAL REWRITE URL

Client makes a request to https://testcompany.com/sites/public/default.aspx. IIS with ARR receives the request to https://testcompany.com/sites/public/default.aspx. ARR uses URL Rewrite to change the URL to https://sp.company.com/sites/public/default.aspx, and then sends the new URL to the server SharePoint receives the new URL and processes it as http://www.fabrikam.com/sites/site1 This scenario is SUPPORTED.

For more info refer MSDN

  • Hi Sunil, thanks for the reply, I got sent to a business trip right after I posted the question and has not had time to follow up on it. It sounds like sharepoint cannot support what I wanted to do, but let me read more on the MSDN site first. Thanks! – David L. Sep 21 '18 at 19:19

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