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How to create url like http://xyzdev/sitename

  Asked By: Ronald    Date: Mar 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1239

I've two questions to ask here.
1) I installed WSS 3.0Beta in a virtual server and the server name
is "vmdev". After installing it, I went to SharePoint Central
Administration page and created a a top-level site as
http://vmdev/sitename. So if whenever I want to access the page, I'm
typing the url as http://vmdev/sitename. But when I was working in
WSS2.0 then the URL was like wss.companyname.com/sitename. But now I
don't know/couldn't able to create a URL like that. I never installed
WSS this is the first time so I don't knowhow to do that. Please help
me.

2)And my second question is: Basically I'm working in a real estate
company. So my regional manager needs separate calendars for each
region like atlanta, austin, chicago etc and a separate calendar as
national calendar, in which she can see all the events from all other
regional calendars. So I created a copy and pasted the calendar with
different name and pointed it to different regions. But, if I enter
and event in any calendar, it is updating in all other calendars. If
suppose if u have any ideas for this meand please let me know.

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5 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Cory Brooks     Answered On: Mar 06

1. The easiest way to use the FQDN name like wss.companyname.com is to use host headers within IIS. When you create  a new Web Application on an IIS Website with a host header, SharePoint will use the host header address.

2. I would put all the events  in 1 calendar  list and add a custom column named region with a choice of the different regions. Then when you add an event  you would select which region it belongs to. From there you can create different views for each region by filtering on the region column.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Ruth George     Answered On: Mar 06

1) For v3 WSS you don’t want to use host headers in IIS directly to do what you’re trying to do. You want to use Alternate Access URLs. I’ve got a better write up coming, but here’s a little information on them and how to use them, www.toddklindt.com/.../Post.aspx?ID=18. Using Alternate Access URLs and Zones will handle what you want to do nicely.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Peter Peterson     Answered On: Mar 06

I tried the way you said. But after mapping with alternate
access url, it tried to open the site  with new site url. But the page
didn't open and I got a error message saying "page cannot be
displayed". Also now I couldn't able to open 'central administartion
page'.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Mar 06

To the best of my knowledge the FQDN used in alternate name mappings still has to be listed as a host header in IIS.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Isidro Berger     Answered On: Mar 06

For your first question, you'll want to check out Alternate access
mappings on the Operations tab in SharePoint Central Administration.
From there you can add an Internal/External URL. All IIS management of
SharePoint is now done thru the browser, but of course, you will need a
DNS entry some way to route the user to your site.

I believe that your second question  has already been answered.

 
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