sharepoint new web application cannot be accessed! RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi there

    I have windows server 2008 R2 domain controller (lets call it DC1) with Hyper-v installed, windows server 2008 R2 virtual machine (lets call it VM1)  has been built using hyper-v on DC1, windows sharepoint services is installed on the virtual machine VM1, new web application has been created with host name http://newweb and port 80.

    default sharepoint team site has been assigned with host name http://servername and it uses port 80 as well.

    I added host A records for both host names (newweb and servername) using DNS in DC1.

    the issue is that:

    sharepoint central administration and default team websites are accessible on both DC1 and VM1, but the new web application http://newweb is accessible only on VM1 (which is where WSS3.0 exist), when try to access http://newweb from DC1 I get (internet explorer cannot display the web page)

    i must mention that I changed the application pool identity account to domain/administrator for both sharepoint central administration and default team websites.

    the new web application pool identity account is Network service.


    please help 

    • Edited by noofi Friday, November 18, 2011 2:37 AM
    Friday, November 18, 2011 2:35 AM


  • I figured out what is going on with my setup.

    DC1 has wireless adapter and Ethernet adapter, wireless adapter is linked to the internet wireless router while Ethernet adapter is used to the virtual network, Ethernet adapter is NOT connected to the internet router.

    VM1 virtually shares DC1's Ethernet adapter.

    here is what I did to pass internet to my virtual machine:

    I bridged the wireless and Ethernet adapters together and new bridge connection was created with new ip address on DC1.

    DC1 IP address has been changed to be the new bridge connection IP.

    at first I configured VM1 as DHCP client, VM1 got internet and I downloaded updates, then I manually changed the IP settings of VM1 to look at DC1 as the only DNS server.

    now, when I try to ping from either one of the machine to the other using ip adress, the ping was successful but when I used (ping server name) I get reply with IPv6 address, and when I ping from DC1 to VM1 using the sharepoint hostheaders I got (Host not found) error.


    its like DC1 and VM1 dont use the domain DNS.


    I deleted the bridge network connection and everything is working as expected now.






    • Marked as answer by noofi Friday, November 18, 2011 11:59 AM
    • Edited by noofi Friday, November 18, 2011 12:00 PM
    Friday, November 18, 2011 11:59 AM