Sharepoint Web Application URL RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have two instances of SharePoint running on two VMs, in each of which I have a web application with identical url http://win-oql2facn6h8/. Then I open a browser on my host machine, and try to access the URL.  I just wonder why it will access the web application on one VM than the other.

    Another question, the above url seems generated by the server with port 80, what if I want to create my own url? I tried to create a new application with my own url, and it succeeded with the same port 80. But I am unable to access that url, is there anything I could be missing here that causes the problem?

    I guess it has something to do with DNS server.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6:03 PM


  • Hi

    for your first Question

    From your station check how your dns server resolve the name using

    >nslookup win-oql2facn6h8

    You should receive the ip address for the server which is accessed by your browser

    2. when you create a web app in shp, you define the tcp port

    After creating that web app you should create a site collection, which will be the root web site

    To access that site, you should use



    to use a name server instead of IP address,

    first you should configure your DNS server, so each client PC, could resolve the name with the IP address

    and second , configure AAM in SHP   to make corelation between the default zone ( which contain the tcp port ) and an intarnet zone which should contain your name_server

    Romeo Donca
    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 6:23 PM