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From tomcatastrophe <>
Subject [users@httpd] mod_rewrite on Windows with Apache 2.2
Date Tue, 30 Jun 2009 01:51:40 GMT

I have Apache 2.2 working perfectly on my Linux installation and now I am
trying to set up a copy on my Windows box for development.

Everything works fine except rewriting of URLs.

I have searched and searched online, but every guide and forum says
something different. The information is poorly organized and I can't seem to
find a simple answer.

Here is the basic problem:

I have installed Apache 2.2 for Windows with the default configuration,
nothing fancy. I set up some virtual hosts, they are detected and work fine.
I can view my pages, etc.

Now I want to add URL rewriting for one of my hosts.

I added my rules and directive to the virtual host (these work fine on

     ProxyPreserveHost On
     ProxyPassReverse / ajp://localhost:8009/
     RewriteEngine On
     RewriteRule ^/(.*)$ ajp://localhost:8009/$1 [P]

But when trying to start Apache after doing this I get an error that the
service failed to start.

So, I uncommented this line in my httpd.conf:

#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/

But that didn't change anything. I still get the error and can't start
Apache when my directives are present.

I've read all over about .htaccess files, etc, but I don't have any
references to that in my httpd.conf other than this:

    # AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess
    # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
    #   Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
    AllowOverride None

I changed AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All but this also did not
allow Apache to start.

So, with a default installation of Apache 2.2 on Windows, what is the
simplest, most straight-forward way to enable URL rewriting to add the rules
I want?

Please don't send me to a bunch of links or guides online or the start page
for Apache's mod_rewrite section, I have this working fine on Linux, I just
need to know how to enable the exact same functionality on Windows. I've
been looking for hours now. :)

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