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[Resolved] BPS for Windows & IIS

  • Hey!

    Just installed BPS on our WordPress site (which is being run on a Windows server with IIS 7) and have had a bunch of .htaccess error message pop up on the dashboard.

    Considering IIS uses the web.config to handle settings (much like Apache uses .htaccess files), is there anyway to set this plugin to recognize IIS’s web.config files or address this issue?



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  • Plugin Author AITpro


    A Windows web.config file is completely different than Apache httpd.conf and .htaccess files. The IIS Server would have to be able to convert the .htaccess file/code. That would require…

    If your IIS Server has ISAPI_Rewrite installed then you CAN use .htaccess files / BulletProof Modes.


    Compatible with Windows IIS Servers – Windows Hosting – See IMPORTANT NOTES below.
    If your IIS Server has ISAPI_Rewrite installed then you CAN use .htaccess files / BulletProof Modes.
    IMPORTANT NOTES: If you have an IIS Server you may or may not be able to use .htaccess files and can only use Login Security & Monitoring. If your IIS Server is using the URL Rewrite Module then you can probably use .htaccess files / BulletProof Modes. If you activate BulletProof Modes and your website crashes then FTP to your website and delete the root .htaccess file and the wp-admin .htaccess file. You will not be able to use .htaccess files on your Server/website and can only use Login Security and the other features in BPS.

    You can install BulletProof Security if you have a Windows IIS hosted website to use the additional features in BPS, but may or may not be able to Activate BulletProof Modes depending on what your IIS Server does and does not have installed / configured. Please see this WordPress Codex Permalinks without mod_rewrite: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Permalinks_without_mod_rewrite for additional information regarding IIS Servers and also the Helicon Tech website: http://www.isapirewrite.com/ for additional information regarding ISAPI_Rewrite.

    Hmm..we are utilizing IIS URL Rewrite 2.0 — I don’t think it will interpret the .htaccess files correctly.

    Is there anyway to see what configurations the .htaccess file would generate (via the plugin)? We could possibly then translate those rules/conditions to work in the web.config file?


    Plugin Author AITpro


    The IIS Site has step by step instructions on how to use an Import/Converter tool. I have no idea how this works (no hands on with this), but the instructions in the link below look easy enough to follow.


    Thanks, will certainly take a look into it!!

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