How to change intranet URL to something simpler or how to change it at all?

Posted on 2012-08-29
Last Modified: 2012-12-12
Hello Experts,

Can someone please tell me how I go about changing the URL of my intranet to something simpler than what the default one is?  Or how can I make an alias URL that will point to the real one?

There is no way the users here are going to type in "http://xserver:3293/intranet/default.aspx" every time they want to access the intranet, nor do I want to provide that kind of URL for the intranet.  Thanks for any help.

Also, as a side question that isn't related, can I host an internet www website on IIS?  Is this possible to do?
Question by:Brent Johnson
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    Accepted Solution

    You can add an .htaccess file that redirects the URL from something more simple to remember.
    This site does the redirect statement for you:
    or read how to do it here:
    LVL 13

    Assisted Solution

    Assuming you are using IIS 7.5

    You can do a URL rewrite as per this KB:

    You can setup a "Simple" DNS A record entry in your DNS server for "" (or whatever) and have it direct to the server.  

    After that, you can either do the IIS rewrite above or a simple redirect:

    Create a "Default.htm" file in the root of your IISRoot.  Change the default document to Default.htm and follow the above steps to create a redirect.
    LVL 13

    Assisted Solution

    .htaccess is only available in Apache.  More details can be given when we are given the specific web server you're using (Apache, Tomcat, IIS 6, IIS 7.5, etc...)

    Author Comment

    by:Brent Johnson
    Sorry I failed to provide this...

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
    Microsoft Windows Server Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)

    Internet Information Services (Version 7.5.7600.16385)

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