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quick portal setup questions in SPS2003

  Asked By: Gustavo    Date: Apr 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1350

Is it possible to create a portal site in SPS 2003 with the same convention as
SPS2001? By this, I mean, can I create a site with the naming convention of
http://servername/name just like how it appears in SPS2001? Right now the
portal site appears as http://servername:81 If I have a bunch of portal sites
(like workpsaces in 2001) with different port numbers it makes it more difficult
to manage for users than the naming convention in 2001 where workspaces were

Also can I have a portal site without assigning a port number?...and by this I
mean not using the default web.



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Anthony Rutledge     Answered On: Apr 21

I guess my question would be, why use ports instead of using Virtual
Servers? Perhaps this is the answer you are looking for in your last

You can create  a limited number of virtual servers on your IIS/SPS box
to handle each of your needs for a unique portal  with distinct settings.
You can even give a unique URL to each virtual server without the need
for specifying ports.

Answer #2    Answered By: Heena Nagori     Answered On: Apr 21

I would like to use virtual server but every time I go to create  one it
wants to use the default web site  and then I can not create anymore.

Answer #3    Answered By: Aishwarya Karmarkar     Answered On: Apr 21

Where are you attempting to create  the virtual server - in the IIS
administration or SPS Central Administration?

Answer #4    Answered By: Janell Camacho     Answered On: Apr 21

Are you creating a Virtual Server in IIS first? If not, try doing that
first and then you should be able to connect your new SPS virtual server
to your newly created IIS Virtual Server.

Answer #5    Answered By: Julia Washington     Answered On: Apr 21

Yes creating a website in IIS first then going through SharePoint Admin.

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