How do I make a new URL for our internal SharePoint site?

Posted on 2011-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have stood up a new SHarePoint site and I would like to create a new URL for it for the users. The default one is no very user friendly. ANy help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Question by:dolphan757
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    Accepted Solution

    It depends:
    - If you have something like mysevername:8000 then you can just extend the web application to a more friendly url like : http://myfriendlyurl
    - If you ahve http://myfriendlyurl/mybadsitename it's a bit trickier to rename it. In that case you will need to export/import your site

    Author Comment

    http://servername/sites/mysite is the format of my current internal sharepoint sites that I need to rename. I will look at this article and see about getting it imported and exported under a new url. Thanks.

    Author Comment

    Cant I just make an alias for it?
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    Assisted Solution

    Your best option is to extend this site to a different url and use Alternate Access Mapping  option
    another way is to create a new web app and use stsadm for site collection and restore all sites to the new web app .
    if you want to do an export import make sure you are not loosing meta data of your sites .

    creating a new web app and simple restoring this data base to the new web app can be a solution too  

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