Ken Chris

I am trying to rename a sharepoint web application that for various reasons i called webmail.blah.sch.uk:9999 to webmail.blah.sch.uk (ie remove the port)

How can i do this

The command line stsadm.exe renameweb won't allow me to use ":"

Any ideas


C



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Rename Web application in w.s.s. 3.0

Neil Hodgkinson

Ken

Since you are trying to modify the port the web app is located on the renameweb command will not work.

What you need to do is extend the current webapplication onto another virtual server using the url and port 80. This will give you the original content hosted on a web site running on port 80.

Once you have tested the new url and are happy that it works you can unextend the original web application. If you should decide to delete the original remember NOT to delete the content databases for the web app.






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Rename Web application in w.s.s. 3.0

Ken Chris

I did actually get it to work. By changing access mapping





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Rename Web application in w.s.s. 3.0

Neil Hodgkinson

Did you make changes in IIS directly though. If you did be careful becasue sharepoint may revert these back to the original settings when the services restart. Please ensure you have a metabase backup before rebooting the server or restarting the sharepoint admin service.






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Rename Web application in w.s.s. 3.0

Ken Chris

Hi Neil,

no. Not in IIS. I have backed up the whole sharepoint at the farm level and also just at the content dB level.

Should i restart IIS just to see


Chris





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Rename Web application in w.s.s. 3.0

Neil Hodgkinson

Well you will need to restart the sharepoint admin service to be sure but if you have made you changes through the sharepoint GUI then all will be well as the changes will be commited to the config database