accessing sharepoint from a fully qualified domain name

Posted on 2013-10-29
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Last Modified: 2013-11-04
How do I access SharePoint from a FQDN (fully qualified domain name)? I can access sharepoint from http://companyweb but when I type the FQDN http://companyweb.domain.local i just get the IIS welcome page attached. I need to be able to use the FQDN, how do i find out the FQDN URL for sharepoint?

I have access to IIS so i can check any settings
Question by:resolver1
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by:Rainer Jeschor
ID: 39609244
what is returned if you run a ping on:
- ping companyweb
- ping companyweb.domain.local

Is it the same IP address?

If yes then you just have to change the Alternate Access Mappings in SharePoint Central Administration.

Which version of SBS / Windows SharePoint Services are you using?
With WSS 3.0 go to
Central Admin
Operations > Alternate Access Mapping
Edit Public URLs
and under Intranet field give "http://companyweb.domain.local" and Save


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resolver1 earned 0 total points
ID: 39611166
I've found a solution.  I've found the full URL I can use internally or externally for SharePoint. Its remote.companyname.co.uk:987/default.aspx

Thanks for your help :-)

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39621055
Thanks, i found it by trial and error and noticed different programs translated the address for me.
Thanks for your help :-)

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