I have a publishing site in sharepoint 2010.

I want to make it possible for users to enter the URL:


and get redirected to


The issue is that if I create a redirect page on the web root, it gets created with the URL:

http://www.examplesite.com/Pages/Redirect.aspx, and not http://www.examplesite.com/Redirect.aspx

How can I achieve this?

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The best way to do redirects is at the IIS level with the IIS Rewrite module. You can download it here: http://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/url-rewrite

Basically you will create a rule for the /courses/ URL that rewrites it as /en-US/courses/.

  • I thought that might be the case. Is it not possible to do it in the SharePoint 2010 UI? Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 21:29
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    You could create a blank site at /courses/. That will result in /courses/default.aspx being created. You could add redirect code to the default.aspx page (JavaScript or a meta refresh). Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 21:33

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