URL forwarder in SharePoint 2007

Hi,

Where should I configure to allow the following URL of my SharePoint site http://SharePoint/SystemDevelopment into a shorter one like http://dev only ?
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Rainer JeschorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,
this will only work if SystemDevelopment us a site collection. Then you can create a so called host-named site collection.
General concept
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadminprevious/thread/ed01b87a-1a6b-47e0-aad7-b6daa282e5ba/

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ketaanhs/archive/2010/03/13/host-header-actually-host-named-site-collection-in-moss.aspx
HTH
Rainer
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Rainer JeschorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,
what will be the aim of this?
Do you want a simple redirect from http://dev to  http://SharePoint/SystemDevelopment
OR
would you like to enable user to use http://dev either
- alongside with  http://SharePoint/SystemDevelopment OR
- instead of  http://SharePoint/SystemDevelopment
Thanks.

HTH
Rainer
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
this one:

user to use http://dev either
- alongside with  http://SharePoint/SystemDevelopment OR
- instead of  http://SharePoint/SystemDevelopment

to make the URL shorter :-)
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
ah ok, I thought that this must be done from the IIS setting :-)
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
Unfortunately not, that would have been the case for the first option with the simple redirect http://dev -> http://SharePoint/SystemDevelopment
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Rainer with the Vanity URL type of change, do I need to make DNS changes as well ?
in terms of DNS alias or CNAME
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
By using the Vanity URL reconfiguration, my understanding is that it uses the IIS by creating the new Virtual Directory, however I cannot create the custom virtual directory to do that because the default SharePoint site is already using port 80.

and also How can the url: http://software is recognizable in the domain ? do I need to make changes in the DNS ?
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