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Using Vanilla With IIS 7

edited March 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 Help

I've just installed vanilla into my iis 7 installation under /forum and i am getting a 404 error (Yes i have done the configuration). I've heard its a prob with .htaccess is there a way to convert it to web.config or turn it off all together

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  • x00x00 MVP
    edited March 2012

    IIS isn't even officially supported, I suggest you search the forums for IIS there have been successful installs.

    you could try renaming the .htaccess, then try.

    grep is your friend.

  • edited March 2012

    I've tried following other people's ways but they don't work. 404 every time.

    Is there a way of turning off these 'special' urls that need rules.

  • After converting the htaccess to web.config i can only go to this*
    any thing else 404's. Suggestions?

  • chanhchanh - CMS Researcher ✭✭

    I don't mean to bump an old thread but seem like no solution to this post and I think I do have a solution because this work for me.

    On site that run IIS, if you place the web.config file that I attached in to the same place as .htaccess then your rewrite rule should work just fine just like it would on apache

    file: web.config

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>



  • chanhchanh - CMS Researcher ✭✭

    It won't let me attach or post the file so I rename the file to .txt so you will need to rename it back to web.config after you get the file.

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