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Should I remove IIS URL Rewrite Module 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,417
United States Rank #6,975
Reach 0.0568%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.79 days
347.72 days >
Average installed length: 182.70 days


7.2.1980 1.34%
7.2.1952 11.97%
7.2.2 86.68%

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IIS URL Rewrite Module 2

What is IIS URL Rewrite Module 2?

IIS URL Rewrite 2.0 enables Web administrators to create powerful rules to implement URLs that are easier for users to remember and easier for search engines to find. By using rule templates, rewrite maps, .NET providers, and other functionality integrated into IIS Manager, Web administrators can easily set up rules to define URL rewriting behavior based on HTTP headers, HTTP response or request headers, IIS server variables, and even complex programmatic rules. In addition, Web administrators can perform redirects, send custom responses, or stop HTTP requests based on the logic expressed in the rewrite rules.

About  (from Microsoft)

URL Rewrite allows Web administrators to easily build powerful rules using rewrite providers written in .NET, regular expression pattern matching, and wildcard mapping to examine information in both URLs and other HTTP headers and IIS server variables. Rules can be written to generate URLs that can be easier for users ...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=120203
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=120203
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EB675D0A-2C95-405B-BEE8-B42A65D23E11}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by IIS URL Rewrite Module 2

Program module:rewrite.dll
Name:Microsoft® IIS Extensions
URL Rewrite Module for IIS 7
Additional files:
  • microsoft.web.management.rewrite.client.dll - Microsoft IIS Extensions

How do I remove IIS URL Rewrite Module 2?

You can uninstall IIS URL Rewrite Module 2 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program IIS URL Rewrite Module 2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove IIS URL Rewrite Module 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.16%
Windows 10 39.82%
Windows Vista 3.93%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 18.58%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.44%
Windows 10 Pro 6.28%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.39%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Canada 3.05%
  Netherlands 2.67%
  India 2.59%
  Italy 2.52%
  Australia 2.21%
  Brazil 1.75%
  Germany 1.60%
  South Africa 1.52%
  Belgium 1.30%
  Israel 1.30%
  France 1.22%
  Sweden 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.81%
Hewlett-Packard 23.31%
Acer 9.78%
ASUS 7.91%
Toshiba 4.89%
Intel 4.46%
Lenovo 4.17%
Samsung 2.45%
Apple 1.87%
Alienware 0.72%
Medion 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.13%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 4.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.17%
ASUS All Series 3.17%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.86%
Microsoft Corporation Vir... 2.54%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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