We recently upgraded to version 2.0 of the IIS 7 URL rewrite module. Microsoft has included templates that make the URL rewrite process much easier than it has been in the past. These are essentially tiny wizards that allow you to plug in a couple values and let the tool do the rest. The first thing you will have to do is get the IIS 7 Manager add-in to control the service. When you connect to the server using IIS 7 Manager you will be prompted to install the add-in (if you already have the old module you will be asked to upgrade when you connect). Example 1: Redirect requests for HostingAccountDomain.com to www.HostingAccountDomain.com In IIS 7 Manager, navigate to the "URL Rewrite" section Click "Add Rule" on the right hand side Click the canonical domain name template Enter your domain name, including the www That's it. Really. You're finished. Example 2: User-friendly URLs. Let's assume for a moment that we have an application that generates URLs in the following manner: http://www.HostingAccountDomain.com/app/index.aspx?id=123 And you want to rewrite the URL as: http://www.HostingAccountDomain.com/123In IIS 7 Manager, navigate to the URL Rewrite section Click "Add Rule" on the right side Click "User-Friendly URL" You will notice that you have an option for how you want the URL to be rewritten. URL rewrite 2.0 will generate the regular expressions and inbound/outbound rules required to perform the task automatically. Another cool feature is that by clicking the "Create corresponding outbound rewrite rule" check box, any links with an unfriendly URL within your pages will also be rewritten. So let's say you had a page with the following link: <a href="Test">http://www.HostingAccountDomain.com/app/index.aspx?id=123">Test Link</a>This link would automatically be rewritten on the fly and served up as: <a href="Test">http://www.HostingAccountDomain.com/123">Test Link</a> You can see how easily URL Rewrite 2.0 addresses these common scenarios. But much more complicated rewriting is also possible. If you want to work with some of the more complex operations, visit the learning section of the IIS site.