The Module DLL C:\\Windows\\system32\\inetsrv\\rewrite.dll failed to load

Created:

2016-11-16 13:19:05 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-23 10:35:37 UTC

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The Module DLL C:\\Windows\\system32\\inetsrv\\rewrite.dll failed to load

Applicable to:

  • Plesk for Windows

Symptoms

Websites are not available after Plesk upgrade on the Windows server.

Windows Event Viewer -> Application has errors with EventID 2280

CONFIG_TEXT: The Module DLL C:\\Windows\\system32\\inetsrv\\rewrite.dll failed to load. The data is the error.

Or the following error appears:

CONFIG_TEXT: Could not load type '%SystemRoot%\\system32\\inetsrv\\rewrite.dll'.

Cause

%SytemRoot%\\system32\\inetsrv\\rewrite.dll does not exist on the filesystem or corrupted. It would also help to check the Event Viewer Logs ( Windows Logs -> Application ) to look for specific causes of failure before proceeding to troubleshoot any further.

Resolution

Make sure that rewrite.dll exists in the folder %SystemRoot%\\System32\\inetsrv If the .dll doesn't exist, it is required to download a correct URL Rewrite Module version and install it www.iis.net/urlrewrite

Or try to repair the IIS Rewrite Module installation (run the downloaded .msi package and click Repair ):

If step above was not helped, rename or remove %SystemRoot%\\System32\\inetsrv\\rewrite.dll file and reinstall the package.

Continue Plesk upgrade.

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