Bernard L

I created a web application, on port 8080, for my portal site. I can access the site by entering http://web-1:8080. I would like to access the site with a simple DNS host name like http://moss. I have created a alias in DNS for moss, which points to the web-1.

My dns domain it picklelane.com (home lab). I went into alternate access mappings, added a internal URL http://moss:80. I also have web apps for SSP on port 8081 and mysite on port 8082. See below.

Internal URL Zone Public URL for Zone
http://web-1:8081 Default http://web-1:8081
http://web-1:7070 Default http://web-1:7070
http://web-1:8082 Default http://web-1:8082
http://web-1:8080 Default http://web-1:8080
http://moss Default http://web-1:8080

I still can not access my portal site using http://moss. I'm doing something wrong, but I can't figure it out.



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation how to access portal with port 80?

Henry Ong

try changing your public url for web-1:8080 to http://moss




Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation how to access portal with port 80?

Bernard L

OK here is what alternate access mappings looks like now, but still unable to access portal using http://moss

Internal URL Zone Public URL for Zone
http://web-1:8081 Default http://web-1:8081
http://web-1:7070 Default http://web-1:7070
http://web-1:8082 Default http://web-1:8082
http://moss Default http://moss
http://web-1:8080 Custom http://web-1:8080

I know I'm missing something.





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation how to access portal with port 80?

Daren Coles

Hi Bernard, here's how I did it, can't guarantee it's best practice - perhaps an MVP or MS can confirm this. If you're load balancing Web Front Ends there maybe some complications here which I don't know enough about, but anyway:

  1. Backup SharePoint and IIS metabase
  2. I think your Alternate Access Mappings are fine - in my case I changed the default value for my site collection, so I didn't have the http://web-1:8080 as well as the http://MOSS but theoretically you should be fine.
  3. Go into IIS and open the Properties for the default website on port 80
  4. If IP Address is All Unassigned set to the specific IP Address for the server
  5. In the properties for your http://MOSS website on port 8080, again set the IP Address to the IP Address for the server rather than All Unassiged.
  6. Click Advanced next to IP Address and Add a new identity, enter the IP adress for the server, enter the port as 80 and enter in a host header - in your example this would be 'MOSS'
  7. Now you should have two identites for this web site one on port 8080 with no host header and another on port 80 with the host header 'MOSS'
  8. iisreset
  9. you should now be able to browse to http://moss




Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation how to access portal with port 80?

Shane Young

Since Darren sounded unsure I will say "It sounds fine to me." The only thing I would mention is in most cases all unassigned should work fine.

Shane - SharePoint Help





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation how to access portal with port 80?

msaradhi

Hi All,

I tried the same steps as above still i'm not able to browse the alias site.

http://www.sharepointblogs.com/zimmer/archive/2007/02/14/19407.aspx

I refered this link for configuring. If you have sorted out the above problem please let me know.

Regards,

Saradhi






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation how to access portal with port 80?

Daren Coles

could you provide a list of your alternate access mappings as Bernard did above, tell me which one is the site collection you want to point users at and list the identities you have mapped against that port in IIS.



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation how to access portal with port 80?

Daren Coles

I mean list the identities you have against that website in IIS



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation how to access portal with port 80?

Henry Ong

Does anyone have experience with this on a small business server I can't seem to get AAM to work, everythign keeps getting routed to the webmail for the server. Thanks!