Solving a HTTP Error 500.52 Caused by URL Rewrite Module

With the URL Rewrite module, administrators can create rules to define how URLs are handled on the web server. However, this can sometimes lead to an error message when there is a conflict in the settings.

What is an HTTP Error 500.52?

An HTTP Error 500.52 is a common error for users of the URL Rewrite Module. This error occurs when there is a conflict in the configuration settings between the Rewrite rules, the web server, and the application.

How Can I Fix This Error?

To fix this error, you will need to check the settings in the URL Rewrite configuration to ensure that the settings are correct. Here are the steps you can take to fix the error:

  1. Verify that the configuration file web.config is configured correctly.
  2. Verify that the URL Rewrite Module is installed correctly.
  3. Check the settings in the rules section of the URL Rewrite configuration.
  4. Check the settings in the side-by-side configuration of the application.
  5. Check the settings in the applicationHost.config file.


Q: Do I need to install URL Rewrite Module to fix this error?

A: Yes, if you do not already have the module installed, you will need to download and install it. You can find it here.

Q: Are there any other troubleshooting steps I should follow?

A: Yes, you should also verify that the web.config file is configured correctly and check the settings in both the rules section of the URL Rewrite configuration and the applicationHost.config file.

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