Redirecting TFS traffic from /tfs to / root site

A while back I wrote a blog post on how to get rid of /tfs in TFS URL. Now, I would like to expand on that blog post and write about how to redirect TFS traffic from /tfs to / root of the site once you got rid of /tfs from the URL. To do that you need to do the following:

  1. Install URLRewrite module from
  2. Add the following section to the web.config of the TFS server



                <clear />

                <rule name="Redirect HTTP to HTTPS" enabled="true" stopProcessing="true">

                    <match url="(.*)" ignoreCase="true" />

                    <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAll" trackAllCaptures="true">

                        <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="off" />

                        <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="([^/:]*?):[^/]*?" />


                    <action type="Redirect" url="https://TFSURL.FQDN/{R:1}" appendQueryString="false" />


                <rule name="Redirect TFS traffic" stopProcessing="true">

                    <match url="tfs\/(.*)" />

                    <action type="Redirect" url="https:// TFSURL.FQDN /{R:1}" appendQueryString="false" />





First rule is redirecting all traffic to HTTPS, and second rule redirects all /tfs traffic to / root site of the TFS. If you don't have HTTPS, then simply remove the first rule and replace HTTPS with HTTP in the second. Obviously, replace TFSRUL.FQDN with your TFS public URL.