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  Asked By: Marla    Date: Feb 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1377

I'm trying to plan the best way to deliver our portal with SPS 2.0. With
SPS 2.0 you create a portal on a virtual server, then optionally create
sites on that portal. So you initially have a default portal
(http://servername ) whereas currently we have a
portal on something like http://servername/workspace. If I want to
create a new portal site to mimic the current portal you can create a
new portal but you have to specify the virtual server it's attached to.
My confusion is that I can't figure out how to create a new virtual
server (there doesn't seem to be any documentation on the term "virtual
server" in any IIS 6.0 info I can find). I want to create a new virtual
server called workspace so I can set the new portal to point to it (and
thus have the URL http://servername/workspace). Anyone have any ideas?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Yahaira Shannon     Answered On: Feb 24

The virtual  server is a web site  created with IIS. In IIS go to web
Sites folder and add a new web site... but I think that the current
beta(2) version only allow you to create  a portal  site in

NOTE: I'm starting in sharepoint... I'm not sure...

Answer #2    Answered By: Doris Leach     Answered On: Feb 24

So far I have not been able to create  more than one portal. I tried
creating a new web site  and creating a new virtual  directory, but still
no success.

Answer #3    Answered By: Sumitra 2004     Answered On: Feb 24

Admin help file states that you can create  1 portal  at the virtual
server level or multiple portals at the virtual  directory levels, but
not both. It also states that creating a portal at a virtual directory
level is not supported in beta 2. Could this be why you can not create
multiple portals?

Answer #4    Answered By: Bhairavi Damle     Answered On: Feb 24

That's probably why then. I originally created one at the virtual  server
level and then tried it at a virtual directory level and couldn't. But
when you install SPS for the first time, it asked you to create  a portal
at the Web Default Site, can you bypass that? But how do I undo what I
did at the virtual server  level? Don't tell me I have to uninstall.

Answer #5    Answered By: Leeann Hull     Answered On: Feb 24

You don't have to uninstall to remove it. Click on site  Settings then
Goto SharePoint portal  Server Admin then Windows SharePoint Services (at
the left). Then choose Configure virtual  Server settings. Choose your
default website then delete site contents. This will clean it up and
allow you to create  a new portal.

Note that there are two virtual servers  available when you install. The
Administration one and the default  one. Once you've configured one you
can't add a portal to it. As Darrin said, you can't have both and this
version doesn't allow portal creation at the directory level. So for now
it's one portal per server  which is fine for development.

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