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Installing web parts in WSS2003 Extranet (SSL)

  Asked By: Patrick    Date: Dec 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 780

I'm trying to normally install web parts, e.g. RSS feed reader from
Smilinggoat and Gant Chart web part from Teun Duynstee, but with I keep
getting "The specified server instance not found. Please specify the
server's address and port" error message. I tried using stsadm with RSS feed
reader instalaltion and .MSI package with the Gant Chart web part, no luck
with either one.

Any idea how web parts are installed in an WSS 2.0 extranet environment
using SSL and Certificates? System was set up by my predecessor, and of
course there is no documentation what so ever about the installation and
configuration.

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Answer #1    Answered By: Cathy Cameron     Answered On: Dec 13

If you're enforcing the use of SSL in IIS, then your web  app becomes
known to SharePoint internally by its IP address  only. So, if you are
using the -url parameter of the stsadm, just use https://_ip_address_
instead of https://_fqdn_

Note that you will have to use this notation for pretty much all stsadm
operations - or just leave it out in which case the op will apply to
all portal sites in your configuration database.

 
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