Change the host name

Posted on 2005-11-21
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
Here is the setup:  Two servers.  Both 2003 using IIS 6.0.  One server is the www.mysite.com ( server and the DNS server.  Server two is (needs to be) admin.mysite.com (  Both servers have internet access and I have added an A record to the DNS server to point all internal traffic asking for admin.mysite.com to the server.

The admin.mysite.com server has several other sits on it currently.  I can only get to them by using{site name}.  I would like to fix that but it is secondary.

How do I change the hostname in IIS to respond to admin.mysite.com?  Are there DNS issues I will have to address?  I know I created an A record for the internal address, do I do the same for the external address?

Question by:Helixx
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Chris Dent earned 2000 total points
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The Hostname is within IIS is the Host Header setting.

To change it open up IIS Admin, then the Properties for the Website you want to set it on. Under the General Tab you should see "Web Site Identification". Press the Advanced Button and assign the IP Address you want it to respond on, then the Host Header Name should be the Name you want it to respond to (i.e. admin.mysite.com).

If you want this available externally then you will need to do the same for the external address depending on your setup.

The same method is used to deal with "{site name}".



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