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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.
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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
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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?
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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 :)
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