IIS Url Rewriting supported with SharePoint 2010?

I am currently working for a client that is investigating how they can do vanity domain names for sub sites.  I don't believe this will actually work with SharePoint 2010 and believe it may put the environment in an unsupported state...however I need to find some sort of official MS statement saying so.

Everything I find points me to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261814%28office.12%29.aspx#section2  which states that "Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 does not support asymmetrical paths" however I can't find anything that says the equivalent for 2010.

I know that web apps and AAM are the typical approaches, and now in 2010 you can do host named site collections, however they want to do sub-sites.

Can anyone point me to any official MS statement stating that this is not support with SharePoint 2010?

 

August 23rd, 2011 8:13pm

We have the same requirement. I am not sure if IIS url rewriting will work but our approach is simple: create a folder under the root of you site using SP Designer. Then create a default.htm and put a piece of Java script to redirect users to a long URL.
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August 23rd, 2011 11:47pm

We ran into the same question. Since there's no official statement from Microsoft to be found on the internet that takes away the rumors about it being supported, we set out the question with Microsoft to provide their official statement. Their reply was that URL rewriting is supported. Find the full reply from Microsoft at my website at https://www.zomers.eu/knowledge/sharepoint2010/Pages/Url-rewriting-is-supported-for-SharePoint-2010.aspx
  • Proposed as answer by Prithvi Raj Monday, May 28, 2012 7:05 PM
May 28th, 2012 8:19am

We ran into the same question. Since there's no official statement from Microsoft to be found on the internet that takes away the rumors about it being supported, we set out the question with Microsoft to provide their official statement. Their reply was that URL rewriting is supported. Find the full reply from Microsoft at my website at https://www.zomers.eu/knowledge/sharepoint2010/Pages/Url-rewriting-is-supported-for-SharePoint-2010.aspx

This link doesn't work and also directly contradicts statements from other Microsoft sources, e.g.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/opal/archive/2010/04/23/sharepoint-2010-search-engine-optimization-seo-tips.aspx

where the following is stated:

"URL Rewriting is still not supported - however url redirect is supported. We are using url redirect feature in url rewrite model."

Please provide a link that works and/or back up your claim. Thanks.

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June 21st, 2012 11:45am

Hi,

I am having the same problem. Since there is no official statement from MS, we assumed that it will work. But when I put the rewrite rule in web/RP server pointing to our app server of sharepoint 2010/project server 2010, it gives me "access denied and you don't have permission to access this folder" error message.

When I access web and app server seperately, it all works.

Note we use Kerberos/SPNs in our environment. And they all work fine.

Also, note that rewrite to subfolder, /PWA doesn't show anything.

Please, someone from MS make a comment. If you believe we should purchse ISA, then let us know.

October 8th, 2013 2:19am

Microsoft updated and elaborated here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2818415

Regards,
-T.s

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March 11th, 2015 12:41am

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