Sharepoint Server 2010

Posted on 2012-09-21
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Last Modified: 2012-09-24
Ok so no matter how many times i try i always seem to have an issue with sharepoint and access mappings.  

I was working through a demo to try and install SharePoint Server 2010 which i have been successful in doing.

My site collection was accessible using the following URL however the demo then said we were going to change some things.  so i needed to login into IIS and change the binding so that the site looked at http://portal.domain.com (domain being my demo domain) and then we needed to change the default alternate access mapping for the site so that the sharepoint -80 (default Zone site now looks at http://portal.

Also a arecord was created on my DC to point portal.mydomain.local to the server in question.

I have tested that i can access the server by RDP ing to the addres sportal and it is all good.

anyway when i try to connect to my site by using http://portal i get the following HTTP 404 not found (Site not found page.

even if i try to use http://portal/sites/demosite i get the same

Any Ideas?
Question by:ProjNet
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Accepted Solution

thomasdavis earned 1500 total points
ID: 38421674
Check in the central admin site under system settings select cross firewall access zone, check your web application to make sure it going to either the default site or intranet site in your access mapping.  Change to the correct site.  If the bindings are correct and the alternate access is correct, perform a iisreset on the sharepoint server, preform an ipconfig/flushdns on your computer then try to hit the site again.

Author Comment

ID: 38422179
Ok i have tried it and still no joy.  any other suggestions?

Expert Comment

ID: 38422317
Let me make sure i understand a few things first.  
portal.domain.com and portal.mydomain.local are the same correct?
If not the hosting company of domain.com will need to create the DNS record for portal.domain.com tied to an outside ip.
Now in IIS bindings you have portal.domain.com located in the site binding under port 80?
In Central Admin under web applications the name of this site is correct with the url in the list?
Under alternate access mapping if you change the collection to the correct Name of the Web Appliaction in the top right.  What sites show up in this area? Just Portal.domain.com as default?

Also if you perform an nslookup with cmd on your computer and type portal.domain.com does it resolve the sharepoint server internal ip?
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Author Comment

ID: 38428411
Ok i believe i resolved the issue.  changing the alternate access mappings i simply entered in the url http://portal.

when i tried  to access it it didnt like it as per my question.  I changed the web.config so it would show me detailed errors and the resolution was that i needed to enter in http://portal.mydomain.local under intranet under the alternate access mappings.

It now works fine.

Thanks for the help anyway guys and girls.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38428416
1.       Open you Central Administration site and go to “operations”
2.      Look for “Alternate Access Mappings”
3.      In the page you will find “Alternate Access Mapping Collection” and it will say “Show All”
4.      Click on the small arrow point downwards on this “Show All” location and you will get “Change Alternate Access Mapping Collection”
5.      Go ahead and choose the Web Application which is responsible for the problem site
6.      You will see that there is a URL already showing in “Default” zone
7.      You need to specify the URL which is giving you problem in the “Intranet” zone. So it will see like this:Intranet: http://myspinventions.org
Default: http://sharepointmagic

8.     Performed IISRESET

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ID: 38428518
Glad you got it resolved.

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