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Site redirect to SharePoint RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a SharePoint intranet working ok. It uses host name header xyz.mydomain

    The client now wants to redirect the old intranet to the new SharePoint intranet. They say the redirect doesn´t work with DNS manipulation.

    Any advice on this??

    Thank you so much

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:37 AM

All replies

  • In addition to the DNS manipulation you should also extend the existing web app to a new zone with the old intranet name as host header for that zone.  Otherwise the DNS will redirect to the new server, but the new server will refuse the connection because it doesn't match the host name.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:01 PM
  • Hi Paul,

    Any guidance for the web App extend or special advice on it?

    Thank you so much,

    JD

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:25 PM
  • This article explains how to extend a web application.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg276325.aspx


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:29 PM
  • Hi Paul,

    What about AAM (Alternate Access Mappings)?

    Pro and Cons of using it over Web App extend?

    Thank you again,

    JD

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:04 PM
  • You can do it by adding an AAM.  But if you do that you will also need to add the hostname as a binding in IIS.  Although that works its usually not considered a Best Practice.  Extending the Web Application is a much cleaner way to do it with a lot less potential for side effects.  But for a pure redirection scenario like this one it should work.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:20 PM