SharePoint 2007

Changing the host header for an already existing Microsoft SharePoint site/application


So let’s say you have http://originalurl and you want to change it to http://newurl.  Don’t do it through IIS!!!  Pretty much everything you will ever need to manage a Sharepoint farm will always be found in CA. 

Here’s how you accomplish this simple task:

1. Login to CA
2. Click the Operations tab
3. Click on “Alternate Access Mappings” under Global Configuration
4.  In the top right, the default view is “Show All”.  Just choose the web application you want to change.
5.  Click Edit Public URLs and change the URL to whatever you want it to.

Done!  Test it out and verify it works.


About Jason Samuel

Jason Samuel lives in Houston, TX with a primary focus on strategic advisory and architecture of end-user computing, security, enterprise mobility, virtualization, and cloud technologies from Citrix, Microsoft, & VMware. He also has an extensive background in web architecture and networking over his 20+ year career in IT. He is an Author, Speaker, and Local User Group Community Leader. He is certified in several technologies and is 1 of 63 people globally that is a recipient of the prestigious Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) award. He is 1 of 42 people in the world that has been awarded as a VMware EUC Champion and VMware vExpert. He is a featured author on DABCC which provides the latest IT Community News on Cloud, Data Center, Desktop, Mobility, Security, Storage, & Virtualization. In his spare time Jason enjoys writing how-to articles and evangelizing the technologies he works with. Disclaimer: The content and opinions expressed in articles and posts are his own and are by no means associated with his employer.

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