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I have a sharepoint site at spsandbox.blah.local for some reason when a site gets created such as app.spsandbox.blah.local the DNS does not resolve. I tried creating a DNS entry for *.spsandbox.blah.local but that isn't working either. Am I missing something?
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by:footech
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How are you creating your site?  Generally a site URL is like http://sharepoint.domain.local/sitename .
But if you've really created a site at http://app.spsandbox.blah.local, just create a new A record for "app.spsandbox" in the "blah.local" zone (that is unless you have a zone for "spsandbox.blah.local", then just create the A record for "app" inside that).
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by:Darius Ghassem
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You need to create a sub domain for spsandbox within this domain you will have the records for app for example or any other sites.
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by:micbra
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The problem is that when a Dev creates a new app it autocreates that sub-domain and appends it with a SID so you can't manually do that for every app that they create.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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When you have multiple sites you will need to create DNS entries for that site since it is a subdomain. Now if you had something like this http://www.spsandbox.blah.local/app that wouldn't be required
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To expand on the answer from dariusg

presuming your internal domain is blah.local

create a subdomain for spsandbox.blah.local

if you already have an A record for spsandbox.blah.local then delete it

within the spsandbox.blah.local domain, create an A record without a name, but with the IP address for the server. It will show the hostname as <(same as parent folder)> without the <>

Test resolution of the server name.

now create a subdomain for * within the spsandbox.blah.local domain.

within the *.spsandbox.blah.local domain, create an A record without a name, but with the IP address for the server. It will show the hostname as <(same as parent folder)> without the <>

Now you should be able to resolve any valid hostname.spsandbox.blah.local to the IP address that you configured.
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by:micbra
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I will give it a go, thanks!
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