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  • How do I give a URL a friendly name?

    I have MS project server running on windows 2003 r2, and IIS 6.0

    When you install Project Server it sets up a web site in IIS under Default web site.

    This can be accessed by using http://servername/projectserver/ whilst on the same network as the server.

    Am wanting to setup a more fiendly URL ie http://projectserver is there a way to do this?
    What are the options?
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  • #2
    Re: How do I give a URL a friendly name?

    Do you have DNS installed in server. If you do, than use this link to see about similar question.

    http://forums.petri.com/showthread.p...ght=web+server


    Add additional IP addreses to NIC (one IP per url which you want to be shorter).

    Define IP of web site.

    In DNS add Host Name: URLYOUWANT and IP of your URL.
    Last edited by arberibrahimi; 11th October 2006, 10:38.
    Arber I. Ibrahimi

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    • #3
      Re: How do I give a URL a friendly name?

      yep, there is another server on the network that servers as the DNS server.

      Ok, so to give some more detail of what I want to do, the Project Server is a stand alone server, and will be used for project web access and thats it.

      At the moment you can get to project web access via this URL:
      http://WOVPROJ01/ProjectServer

      If I create a dns entry on the dns server for http://ProjectServer and point it to the projects servers IP address, won't that effectively take you to:
      http://WOVPROJ01 ?

      I assumed I would need to be able to point http://projectserver to http://wovproj01/ProjectServer, or change the URL somehow....?

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      • #4
        Re: How do I give a URL a friendly name?

        If nobody needs to access the root directory (i.e. http://WOVPROJ01) you could just add a CNAME record in your DNS of projectserver and point it to wovproj01 and then redirect the Home Directory to http://projectserver/projectserver or http://WOVPROJ01/projectserver.

        If you do need access you can add the CNAME record to DNS, create another website, enter projectserver as the Host Header value and then do the redirect to http://WOVPROJ01/ProjectServer
        (see pics)

        Adding another IP address is unnecessary because the website can be filtered based on the host header value.
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        Last edited by JeremyW; 11th October 2006, 15:39.
        Regards,
        Jeremy

        Network Consultant/Engineer
        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
        www.gma-cpa.com

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        • #5
          Re: How do I give a URL a friendly name?

          Thanks!

          Created the CNAME record in DNS.

          This then meant usuing "projectserver" as a URL took you to http://wovproj01

          Tried changint the properties of the default web page to a redirect, but that didn'y work for some reason.

          Created a new site in the websites folder, changed its properties to a redirect, etered the full url http://wovproj01/projectserver, added "projectserver" to the host header field

          works!
          Again.... Thank you.

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          • #6
            Re: How do I give a URL a friendly name?

            Glad to help!
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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