Solved

DNS Site Creation

Posted on 2007-12-03
3
747 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Our Windows Server 2003 domain controller is also our primary DNS server.  We have a backup DNS server, but it is external to our network.  I only have access to our internal one.

We also have a Sharepoint site whose address is http://test:16699.  How can I create an alias for the address of the site using the primary DNS server?  Under DNS service, I have drilled down to our domain, _msdcs.domain.com, right-clicked and chosen New Host.  But there is no way to put in the port number.

Recreating the Sharepoint site so there would be no port hasn't worked.  I screwed up the default.master a while ago and every recreation doesn't fix it.  Also, every reinstallation of Sharepoint 07 doesn't work either.  I really really screwed that one up.  But the test:16699 site works fine.  The only way to get back the http://test with no port number is to reload the OS.  Suffice to say, don't really want to do that.
0
Comment
Question by:sedberg1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Jay_Jay70 earned 500 total points
ID: 20399926
just create an alias pointing to the server (DNS doesnt incorp prot numbers) and the configure host headers on your IIS site specifying the matching name of the DNS record and the port number gets configured there

All dns does is point to the server hosting sharepoint...routing to the approp port is done by IIS
0
 

Author Comment

by:sedberg1
ID: 20399949
So I would need to do something in IIS on the Sharepoint server is what you're saying?  Should I still create an alias in DNS, something like sharepoint.domain.com?  And point it to the IP of the Sharepoint server?
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 20400015
sure, for my sharepoint i have sp.domain.com (example) and i have a host header on the Sharepoint site for sp.domain.com which maps to the approp port...away you go :)
0

Featured Post

Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
DNS Forward 4 45
Windows Deployment Services 6 57
BgInfo help 5 65
Skype for Business server 6 47
We had a requirement to extract data from a SharePoint 2010 Customer List into a CSV file and then place the CSV file into a directory on the network so that the file could be consumed by an AS400 system. I will share in Part 1 how to Extract the Da…
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question