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Two SharePoint Servers with the same FQDN?

  Asked By: Jasmin    Date: Jan 01    Category: MOSS    Views: 1517

Simple question:

Is there anyway I can bring up a MOSS server with the same name as my
current SPS 2003 server, and then manually transition content over to
the new server?

Basically, I don't want to change the name, but I do want to both
servers up using the same FQDN.

Any methods would be acceptable: Hardware mapping, clustering, in MOSS,



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mauricio Tanner     Answered On: Jan 01

I should also state that an SPS 2003 upgrade is not possible, as I've previous
tried every method and MOS just will upgrade our SPS 2003 enviroment.

So I'm going to need to bring  up two severs side by side, and move content
manaually for a time.

So the normal Gradual updated method is not available to me...

Answer #2    Answered By: Gina Freeman     Answered On: Jan 01

No you can't have two servers  with the same name. However, you can
probably transition the name to the new server  fairly easily with
Alternate Access Mappings.

Old Server: current FQDN
New Server: Uses windows machine name in default zone.

The new server is only available locally on your network for you to
bring content over manually. When done moving content:

Old Server: retired
New Server: Extend site on windows server to appropriate zone
(intranet, extranet, public, custom) and apply the FQDN using AAMS.

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