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WSS 3.0 and Server Name

  Asked By: Stacey    Date: Jun 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 974

Does anyone know if there is a way to stop WSS 3.0 from changing the
IP of the server to the server name (ie. to
sharepointsvr/) in the URL? We are currently having some issues when
connecting to the site via our VPN, because the browser cannot find
the server name (this is a temporary problem, but troubling none the



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tejaswani Barve     Answered On: Jun 03

You need to set up an Alternate Access Mapping for the URL you want WSS to use.
It's changing  the URL from the IP to the server  name because you told it that
the server name is its URL. Go into Central Admin -> Operations -> Alternate
Access Mappings. Then click Edit Public Zone URLs. Add your IP address to
Custom or Extranet or something. That should fix you up.

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