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How to have multiple host/server alias name for sharepoint server?

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We have a WSS3 sharepoint server named ServerA.
We want add ServerB as the alias name. If we just add additional A recordwith same IP in to the DNS record, some form submit will prompt error. Such as

Exception: The Web application at http://serverB could not be found. Verify that you have typed the URL correctly. If the URL should be serving existing content, the system administrator may need to add a new request URL mapping to the intended application.

Any idea how to have two host name for one server?
Thank you.
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by:Justin Smith
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You need to add an alternate access mapping to the web application in Central Admin, and you need to also add a host header entry to the site in IIS.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288173(office.12).aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/883a9544-3f70-4d46-a6df-bbadbd1fe7de.mspx?mfr=true
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I want to keep both host name, serverA and serverB.
When i do alternate access mapping to the web application in Central Admin, the serverA will be replaced by serverB. User can not user http://serverA to access web site.

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False.  You need to add serverB into another zone (e.g. Intranet) on the web application.  This is done by Editing the public URL's on your web app.
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