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Site Creation MOSS 2007

  Asked By: Grace    Date: Feb 09    Category: MOSS    Views: 1134

When i was going through a tutorial. I got an option to create a site with the
following options.



What is the difference between the two and how can i rename
http://servername:1000/ as http://travelsite so that users use a friendly name
to access.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lee Black     Answered On: Feb 09

The /sites/ URL is a wildcard managed path. A "managed path" is a URL
branch that SharePoint renders. "Wildcard" means that you can put a
bunch of sites there. So you could have /sites/products and
/sites/accounting and /sites/tkrocks, whatever. It's basically a
management tool to keep your site  collection names from colliding with
library or site names in the root site. The root site is the
http://servername:1000. It's an implicit managed path, so only one site
collection can go there. As a rule it's good to have something there so
if users get lost they can navigate to the top and go from there.

To change http://servername:1000 to http://travelsite you need to do two
things. First, you need to create an Alternate Access Mapping for
http://travelsite. Here's a blog entry on how I did it,
www.toddklindt.com/.../Post.aspx?ID=39. I believe
you'll need to go into IIS Manager and change the port from 1000 to 80.

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