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Problems with DNS resolution for SharePoint site

  Asked By: Anila    Date: Sep 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3333

Imagine that I have a fully operational SharePoint site collection,
whose DNS settings are: Host Record (A) for the name 'moss' that
resolves to the IP, settings defined at install time.

I suppose that, if I want to resolve another address to that IP, it's
just a matter of creating another Host Record (A) that points to the
same IP, let's say: 'intranet'.

After doing that, however, when I go to the browser and type
http://intranet, the error 404 is returned, informing that I was able
to connect to the web server, but the page I requested was not

Pinging the new name 'intranet' responds correctly to the IP

Even if I try to type in the browser, I am prompted
for credentials and then the error 404 again.

Do any of you have any clue of what's going on?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Arti Patel     Answered On: Sep 22

You are missing the mapping within SharePoint that makes it understand
that it should be listening for requests to the new address. Look at
the documentation around "host headers" in IIS and "Alternate Access
Mappings" for SharePoint for more information.

Answer #2    Answered By: Claire May     Answered On: Sep 22

Go into SharePoint Central Admin and add an Alternate Access Mapping for the Web
Application for "http://intranet".

Answer #3    Answered By: Dan Dickerson     Answered On: Sep 22

You must also add the host  header to the appropriate site  on all Web Front Ends
so that they register with the network stack to receive the packets.

Answer #4    Answered By: Phenil Poriya     Answered On: Sep 22

You will want to look into Alternate Access Mappings for your DNS
names if you intend those to be pointed at the same content. If you want
them to be different sites all together, look into creating  web applications
with host  headers.

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