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Hello

Currently, users access our Web Interface via the following (default) URL:

http://<servername.mydomain.co.uk>/Citrix/AccessPlatform

I would like to make this easy for our easy users, so was hoping to make it that they only need to enter:

http://citrixuk.mydomain.co.uk

I guess I need to enter a DNS record, pointing citrixuk to <servername>

However, I was wondering how to make the corresponding change to IIS? If I go to

AMC > Web Interface > <site&gt; > All Tasks > Local site tasks > Manage IIS Hosting

There is an option to change the Path, and a checkbox for 'set the page as the default page for the IIS site'

Is this where I need to make the change, or elsewhere?

Many thanks in advance
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by:DTAHARLEV
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naaa, just create a welcome page (or even use IISStart.htm) and change it to have:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2;url=http://yourwebsite.yourcompany.com/Citrix">

This will redirect to that URL after two seconds.
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by:bruce_77
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Hi there!

Unfortunately, http://citrixuk.mydomain.co.uk is the business requirement, do you know how I can make this so?

Much appreciated!
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what is IIS currently accepting? You can set IIS to distinguish between the sites using the header, meaning even if the request comes to the same IP address on the same port, if the user entered "http://citrixuk.mydomain.co.uk" in the address it'll go to a specific one. is that what you need to accomplish?
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by:bruce_77
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Hi

Let's say my Citrix WI server is Citrix1, and my domain is london.co.uk

currenty, I type in: http://Citrix1/Citrix/AccessPlaform

to get to the site.

I want to change this to:

http://citrixuk

I set up DNS so that if I ping citrixuk I get a response from Citrix1

I am not an IIS person at all, so you'll have to go easy on me :)
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by:DTAHARLEV
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ohhhhh, now i understand. Well, let's start by verifying you can get this working. Right click the citrix website, properties, next to IP address click advanced, choose the default (port 80) and click edit. under host value header, enter Citrix1. This means that the website should work only for users typing in http://citrix1/Citrix...

Next, create a NEW website (in a different folder). In the wizard, leave the defaults, but set the host header to citrixuk. This website should answer to people who go to http://citrixuk.

So now, you should basically have two websites on the same server, using the same IP address and the same port. BUT, when you go to http://citrix1, you should get into citrix; when you go into http://citrixuk, you should get to a welcome page or a "under construction" page. let's try this and see.

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by:DTAHARLEV
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Here's a screenshot.
seperatewebsites.gif
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by:bruce_77
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Cool, all done...

So, if I go to http://Citrix1/Citrx.... I get the Citrix Web Interface
If http://citrixuk then I get a Page Under Construction

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DTAHARLEV earned 2000 total points
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perfect. now go to the second website (citrixuk), right click, properties, home directory, and change it from "a directory located on this computer" to "a redirection to a URL". type in "http://citrix1/citrix...", check "the exact URL entered above" and click ok (for now i wouldn't click "a permanent redirect" as people will start caching it, and if you want to change it later it'll take time to propegate.) let me know
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Perfecto! Many thanks!
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