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  Asked By: Krysta    Date: Nov 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1467

Does anybody know if the final release of the new version supports
multiple portal sites on one server? I don't see where this can be
configured because when I try to create another portal site, I get this

No virtual servers are available or the selected virtual server is
already extended.



13 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Narasimha Kamane     Answered On: Nov 22

Yes you can.

You need to create  a new website on IIS on the sps server  machine, and
then extend that using sharepoint.

Answer #2    Answered By: Fidel Crane     Answered On: Nov 22

So I would need multiple IP addresses for multiple portal  sites since
each site  requires it's own site in IIS. Is this right? If I create  a
new site, can you tell me what steps I need to take to extend the

Answer #3    Answered By: Akshara Sanghavi     Answered On: Nov 22

I believe so. (ip, port or host header)
Not sure if it would work with different host headers, but I've tried
extending the portal  site on a different port.

Answer #4    Answered By: Aishwarya Dixit     Answered On: Nov 22

My web guys tell me that it's possible using different host headers to
have multiple portal  sites on the same IP (I haven't tried this to
confirm it though) but by default you can create  as many portal sites  as
you want but they'll be on different ports. I have my production and
test portals on the same machine but different ports using this

Answer #5    Answered By: Indrajeet Patil     Answered On: Nov 22

When you say different ports, you mean your portal  sites are using other
ports besides port 80? So I can have 1 IP Address with different Host
Headers with different ports for multiple portal sites?

Answer #6    Answered By: Xavier Hopkins     Answered On: Nov 22

we've done this, pretty straigtforward. create  a new dns entry (i.e.
test.domain.com), create a new website through IIS, and set the host header
for the new website to the dns entry. then you can create a new portal  site
at the new address

Answer #7    Answered By: Viviana Rollins     Answered On: Nov 22

There are two setups you can use for multiple sites  hosted on the same

1. portal  1 running on Port 80 and Portal 2 running on 81 (or whatever
port you want). This is the easiest as you just have to create  a new web
site in the IIS manager and then extend that web site  in SharePoint

2. Both portals running on the same port. This involves the instructions
Robert Saccone mentioned about creating a new DNS entry for the 2nd site
(or both if you want I guess) and set the host header in the IIS console
to the DNS entry.

Answer #8    Answered By: Erika Price     Answered On: Nov 22

Where are you trying to do this? In SPS or IIS?

Answer #9    Answered By: Otis Blackwell     Answered On: Nov 22

You either need each Virtual server  (VS) to be on a different IP address
or a different port. For example, if you have Default Web site  on port
80, then go into IIS Manager (Start->Administrative Tools->IIS Manager),
go to Sites, and then right click in the blank whitespace on the right
and say New->Site.

Name it whatever and select a port other than 80 or select an IP address
that you might have set up in the TCP/IP settings of the network
adapter(s). Say you call it "NewPortal".

Now you can go into and say 'create portal  site' and select this new VS
to place it. Or you can use the 'extend portal to virtual  server' (I
forget the exact wording of the link) but that way you create  a new
portal on that virtual server.

If you add a CNAME into DNS, then now you can have one physical server
house multiple virtual portal sites. IE, Win2003 server named HERMES
can host http://customerportal and http://internal .

If this isn't detailed enough, reply back and I'll list all the steps
once I can get in front of my test servers  and do it.

Answer #10    Answered By: Virendar Chaudhari     Answered On: Nov 22

You have to do it in both -- IIS to create  the Virtual server  and SPS to
extend the portal  site onto the virtual  server(s).

Answer #11    Answered By: Mitchel Villarreal     Answered On: Nov 22

it looks like you can also use Host Headers as well- except if I
remember correctly not all browsers play nice with it.

Answer #12    Answered By: Ranu Badhan     Answered On: Nov 22

Will these scenarios work if I need
to make the sites  extranet? Wouldn't I need separate IP addresses then?

Answer #13    Answered By: Irene Moss     Answered On: Nov 22

I have installed SPSv2 on a server  and can access the first portal  I
created at http://localhost:80. I want to create  a second portal on the
same machine so I create a new web site  in IIS on port 81. Currently,
http://localhost:81 opens a test HTML page.
Within Sharepoint Adminisration I choose the open to "Extend and create
a content database" for the web site on port 81 but I keep getting
request timed out errors.

Am I missing something???

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