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

Posted on 2011-10-10
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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.
Question by:dickchan
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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.



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ID: 36960923
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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Justin Smith earned 2000 total points
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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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