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  Asked By: Blair    Date: Aug 29    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1639

I have a problem I wanted to run by everyone to see what ideas and
solutions are generated.

About six months ago we started to toy with this new product called

What we did was develop a test environment running SharePoint Portal
for local collaboration to see if it would fit our requirements.

We built two servers, one dedicated SQL 2000 server and the other
server running SharePoint (Web, Job, Index, Search).

The server was built via http://svrname which at the time wasn't an
issue (I came into this project mid way though). I feel the web
piece should have been set up better, http://portal.company.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://portal.company.com for
internal access, both domestically and internationally.

Now our problem, SharePoint was such a great product it got leaked
globally. We set up an alias on our DNS server to point users to the
server by using the http://portal.company.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://portal.company.com which forwards to

The problems we encounter are the sites that were set up. This thing
should not have gone into production and now when users who are
global try to access http://svrname which times out, they can't
access it. When new sites are created it defaults back to

My question is, in order for this thing to be friendlier to the
global community do we need to rebuild the portal or can we
reconfigure the portal settings and web settings etc? We would like
to set up multiple portals for security reasons to meet the
requirements of our different business units.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Leif Cardenas     Answered On: Aug 29

Look up the documentation on alternate portal urls in the resource kit. this should resolve some of your issues.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jasper Hatfield     Answered On: Aug 29

That is what I was reading up on yesterday. Glad to know someone
else came forward with that suggestion.

Answer #3    Answered By: Rashawn Hopper     Answered On: Aug 29

I think that PSS has a tool that can help you rename your virtual
server. I've not used it myself, I've only heard of others with a
similar situation to yours comment on their experience using the tool. I
could have misunderstood what they got but PSS could certainly help get
your farm back in shape.

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