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Defining the root website

  Asked By: Lavanya    Date: Aug 07    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1127

I have read somewhere (obviously can't remember where :-) ) that you
can configure the SharePoint workspace to point to a root website instead of
connecting to a virtual directory underneath the root website.
E.g. In stead of connecting to http://server/workspace
I would like to connect to the workspace with
just http://server <http://server>

Additionally I would like to host several workspace and provide each with
different host header names (that ain't the problem), but then I would like
to connect to each workspace using just the host header name.
Like: http://hostheadername1 and
http://hostheadername2 each pointing to a
different workspace on the same portal server.

Anyone have an idea on how to configure this?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Rosalinda Merrill     Answered On: Aug 07

For the first option, create a default.asp page on the root  directory with
the following ASP code

<% Response.redirect "/workspace" %>

For the second option, try creating a new web site that point  to a directory
with a different default.asp with the same code as below. Not sure it will
work but worth a try

Answer #2    Answered By: Yogendra Zarapkar     Answered On: Aug 07

The above tip worked great for me.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jerad Mercado     Answered On: Aug 07

Or use next one


Configure Redirection to the Workspace
Redirection enables users to navigate to the corporate portal  without having to
know the name of the workspace. For example, if the server  is named CorpPortal
and the workspace  is named Home, a user could then navigate to the site by
typing http://CorpPortal instead of http://CorpPortal/Home.

To configure  redirection

On the taskbar, click Start, point  to Programs, point to Administrative Tools,
and then click Internet Services Manager.
Expand the server node.
Right-click Default Web Site, and then click Properties.
Click the Home directory  tab.
In When connecting  to this resource, the content should come from,
click A redirection to a URL.
In Redirect to, type /workspace_name
In The client will be sent to:
Select the The exact URL entered above check box.
Select the A directory below this one check box.
Select the A permanent redirection for this resource check box.
Click OK.

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