Site shows: HTTP Error 500.52 – URL Rewrite Module Error

Applicable to:

  • Plesk Onyx for Windows


  • A website shows the following error:

    HTTP Error 500.52 – URL Rewrite Module Error.
    The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred.

  • Using Failed Requests Tracing utility in Plesk > Domains > gives the following information:

    ModuleName RewriteModule
    Notification BEGIN_REQUEST
    HttpStatus 500
    HttpReason URL Rewrite Module Error.
    HttpSubStatus 50
    ErrorCode Cannot create a file when that file already exists.




Reinstall URL Rewrite Module:

  1. Connect to the server via RDP.
  2. Open Command Prompt.
  3. Type the command below and press the Enter button:


  4. Find IIS URL Rewrite Module 2 in the programs list and click the Uninstall button.
  5. Go to the C:\ParallelsInstaller\parallels\ folder.
  6. Double click on the folder which name is starting from the PANEL-WIN (the further symbols depends on the product version):

  7. Open the thirdparty-msi-Windows-any-x86_64 folder and double-click on the file starting from the rewrite_7.2 (the further symbols depends on the product version):

  8. Follow the Setup Wizard instructions to complete the installation of the URL Rewrite Module.