Viewing iirfStatus

Dec 29, 2011 at 1:07 AM


I have installed IIRF on my Windows Server 2003.  Before I try to move forward, I am attempting to view the iirfStatus page. Unfortunately, I am not having any luck.

I configured IIRF to work with one web site, ccemss.  When I open the IIS Manager and pull the properties on the the web site ccemss and go to  ISAPI Filters, it shows IIRF - Ionic ISAPI Rewriting Filter  Status: Loaded.  I placed in the IirfGlobal.ini - StatusInquiry ON.  In the directory e:\websites\ccemss the iirf.ini file. 

When I try to view the status page using http://localhost/iirfStatus on the server all that is returned is The webpage cannot be found.

I read and reread the documentation and believe I have it correct.  Any assistance will be appreciated.



Dec 29, 2011 at 8:29 PM

First, I want to be clear. When you visit http://localhost/iirfStatus - you are doing so from the Windows Server machine that runs IIS, right?   The web browser you use must be running on the server machine, for this to work.

Once you verify that... next - try removing all the ini files. Keep the IIRF.DLL installed the way it is. Then try http://localhost/iirfStatus again. IIRF is designed to produce the iirf Status report, for the url http://localhost/iirfStatus , in the absence of any configuration.  If it works, it means there is an error or misunderstanding in your iirf.ini file.

Ok, next - you said something about "one web site" called "ccemss".  I don't know what that is, but... if that website has a virtual root in the server, in other words if you need to use http://localhost/ccemss/ to get to the website, then you must use http://localhost/ccemss/iirfStatus to get the status of the IIRF that is installed there.

good luck.



Dec 29, 2011 at 10:13 PM


I appreciate the reply.  Yes, I am on the actual server where IIS is located when I try http://localhost/iirfStatus.

I will try removing the ini files to see if the status page comes up.

On the server we have 8 websites.  The directory e:/websites/ccemss is actually  It is not the default website.

Lastly, we recently launched a new web site.  The search engines are still trying to resolve to our old URLs.  So I want to rewrite the old the new URLs and make them search engine friendly.  May I ask for your help in creating the rewrite code to do this?


Dec 30, 2011 at 2:52 PM

I tried to uninstall IIRF and it hits a fatal error.  I try to reinstall and it ends prematurely.  I am thinking it is not working properly on our server.  Is there something I should check?



Dec 30, 2011 at 7:08 PM
Edited Dec 30, 2011 at 7:09 PM

The redirects are working.  We consulted with an IT person who was able to configure the ISAPI filter and found a syntax error in the iirf.ini file.