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I am running IIS 5.0 on win2k server. This server has a website that is being accessed by the users on my local intranet. Users type http://servername/sitename in order to access the site. I want to get rid of the servername, thereby enabling users to type only an a single word alias that would connect them directly to the.

Is there a possibility for the users to type the sitename alone without the servername.

For example ; if they type CBTlearning it should connect
to //server1/cbtlearning.

How do I acheive this ?
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Do you have a DNS server on your network? If you do than u can configure it from there.

Otherwise you could configure the hosts file on every machine.

To point to the ip adress of the server Example:

192.168.0.1   CbtLearning

This would return 192.168.0.1 to the browser when the user would type CbtLearning in the adress bar.
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you should follow above comment from Corvax to create an alias name then using this name as a new virtual host in your IIS which have Doccument Root point to Path\to\sitename. From then you user could type only say "CbtLearning" to access those pages.

Let me know if you need help for creating virtual host in IIS.
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by:nprakash
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Thanks, it worked.
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No problem...Glad to have helped
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