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  • Sharepoint and DNS Cname issue

    Hi Folks,

    I have a Sharepoint site on my intranet running on a Server 2008 R2 box. I have a cname that I use to make it easier on the end users so they don't have to type the machine name. All works well except if I do a search in sharepoint. It doesn't work with the cname.

    Server name = sharepointserver
    cname = depdocs

    What I want to do is be able to perform all functions when I use 'depdocs'. I know I can make it translate the name and use/show the servername in the url but I'm not that familiar with IIS. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: Sharepoint and DNS Cname issue

    with sharepoint you actually need to do it inside sharepoint i'm pretty sure

    it can be picky like that
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    • #3
      Re: Sharepoint and DNS Cname issue

      Hello,
      Take a look into this blog:
      http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists...ff4ca81f&ID=48
      Br,
      Csaba
      Regards,
      Csaba Papp
      MCSA+messaging, MCSE, CCNA
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      • #4
        Re: Sharepoint and DNS Cname issue

        Originally posted by netxt View Post
        Hello,
        Take a look into this blog:
        http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists...ff4ca81f&ID=48
        Br,
        Csaba

        Awesome, will give that a shot. Thank you!

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        • #5
          Re: Sharepoint and DNS Cname issue

          If you receive an alert from SharePoint, does it have the URL of the CNAME or server? Generally, you would configure Host headers in IIS for other names you require for access to SharePoint sites. You would then configure Alternate Access Mappings within SharePoint Central Administration and set the required URL as default. For example, http://servername when first installed. If you want users to use http://portal, you would need to replace the http://servername with http://portal in AAM and set the http://servername in the Intranet section.

          You then add a host header for Portal in IIS.

          The default URL set in AAM is the address that tends to be shown on email alerts and other SharePoint functions.

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          • #6
            Re: Sharepoint and DNS Cname issue

            Found an even easier solution. In Sharepoint I just set an alternate access mapping. So now it uses my cname as well as the computer hostname!

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            • #7
              Re: Sharepoint and DNS Cname issue

              Thanks Virtual,

              I added my post without noticing yours. That's basically exactly what I did. Appreciate your input!

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              • #8
                Re: Sharepoint and DNS Cname issue

                No problem. Glad you now have it working.

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