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  • We have a 2007 server that's been up and running for 3-5 years (before my time here).  It's windows server 2008.

    It's running about 5 sites.  I've been asked to put SSL on it and expose one of the sites to the internet.  I've done this before a bunch of times for SP 2010 and SP 2013.

    When I look at the host header configuration in IIS there is nothing.  When I look in Central Admin alternate access mappings section for all of the site collection, there is nothing.

    Just as a sanity check I confirmed all of these host names go to that server, and pull up separate sites.

    Anyone have any idea how they would have configured this?  Both myself and my SP devs are scratching our heads.

    Thanks!

    Monday, November 25, 2013 6:43 PM

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  • Hi,

    are sites created directly using host headers ? what is the default zone configuration ?

    Did you check local host file on SharePoint server ? are host entries made in it?

    Let us know your results.




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    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:37 AM
  • share the your AAM settings, what you mean by 5 sites...5 WebApplications or 5 Site collection in a web app?

    also check the DNS entries where its pointing?


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    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:19 AM
  • Hi ,

    Could you share the screenshot with us?

    If I understand correctly, it sounds like there is no AAM configuration (from CA, IIS and DNS) in SharePoint 2007 environment, and the sites are accessed via host name (server 2007 machine name? or an FQDN name?).

    I also think if there are the records to SharePoint 2007 server in client PC hosts file.

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    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 8:17 AM
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  • Yes, I do allot of host header configuration for other sites, nothing there..

    and then for DNS I checked that too, they all point to the same server.  I tried pinging 3 of them.  I also browsed to each site to make sure I was hitting different pages, not just the same page with different branding.  And here is the AAM stuff..

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:03 PM
  • Strangely I did find something in the host file, but nothing to explain this URL behavior.

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:05 PM
  • Hi ,

    Based on your "Alternate Access Mappings" page image, it seems there is no configuration for these web applications, only 5 web applications is listed.

    You can select one web application from "Alter Access Mapping Collection" dropdown, then click "Edit Public URLs" button for this web application, then add an FQDN (e.g. http://abc.yourDomain.com) in Intranet box for your web application, then bind the Host Name (e.g. abc.yourDomain.com) for your SharePoint site from IIS manager, and add an A record to map this abc.yourDomain.com to your SharePoint server IP address in your DNS, here is a useful article you can take a look.

    http://alstechtips.blogspot.in/2011/03/sharepoint-2007-configuring-alternate.html

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288609(v=office.12).aspx

    Thanks


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    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:57 AM
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  • Well thanks for telling me something I already know.  I'm not asking how to configure SP sites, we have another 10 SP farms here where I work which I correctly configured using AAM's and host header configurations.

    I'm trying to figure out how this server is hosting 4 different sites with 4 different hostnames, DNS all pointing to the same server, WITHOUT any AAM's or host header configuration.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:24 PM
  • do you have any load balancer or another tool between you server and DNS. i.e csm, which is doing this job for you.

    the host file you shared, i can see only one entry for the web application, do you have other entries as well?


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    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:23 PM
  • No DNS rotors, nothing in the local hosts file.  It's very strange.  I'm trying to figure out how they did it.  This is an old set of sites on an old server.

    You can see via the AAM screenshot I posted, there are multiple site collections, but I have no idea how they managed to make different hostnames, which all resolve in DNS to that same server, serve up different site pages.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:26 PM
  • one question, how you getting the site 

    http://hogger:33445 or you using the FQDN?

    hogger is your server name?

    you can also try to use the tracert in command prompt see the routing....


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    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:31 PM
  • the server is called hogger.ibts.org and the following urls's all resolve in DNS as cnames to that.

    metrorail.ibts.org

    docs.ibts.org

    bds.ibts.org

    etc..

    no AAM, no DNS rotors, no load balancers, no host header configurations.  There are multiple site collection, and when I hit those URL's I get different pages hosted on hogger.  I can't figure out how though.  We even looked in the web.config

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:35 PM
  • i am on lost....

    try this one and see the route of the website.

     in command windows : tracert metrorail.ibts.org


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    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:40 PM
  • Ok let start over.  I have a sp2007 server with about 5 sites on it.

    The server is called hogger.ibts.org

    Some of the sites on it are

    metrorail.ibts.org

    docs.ibts.org

    bds.ibts.org

    In central admin I can find multiple site collections which equate to those sites..

    but as you can see there are no alternate access mappings.  There are no host header configurations in IIS.  I can't find anything in the web.config.  There is nothing in the lost host file.  There are no load balancers, no DNS rotors (even though that doesn't matter because all of these site hostnames resolve to this server) I can't find any way that they linked those hostnames to these sites.  there has to be some configuration somewhere other than AAM's and host header configurations, on this server, that tell it when traffic comes in as say metrorail.ibts.org to server up the site http://hogger:1478 (i'm not sure that's the metrorail one but for example it doesn't matter)

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:49 PM
  • i get this point, i am lost why / how its working.

    i wana see the output from tracert, from their at leaset  how many stops


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    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:55 PM
  • I don't see how a traceroute has anything to do with anything but here you go..

    C:\Users\srubin>tracert hogger.ibts.org

    Tracing route to hogger.ibts.org [192.168.25.64]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

      1    17 ms    <1 ms     6 ms  192.168.20.1
      2     7 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  hogger.ibts.org [192.168.25.64]

    Trace complete.

    C:\Users\srubin>tracert metrorail.ibts.org

    Tracing route to hogger.ibts.org [192.168.25.64]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

      1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.20.1
      2    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  hogger.ibts.org [192.168.25.64]

    Trace complete.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:37 PM
  • oh. are these host name based site collections? could you please check the view all site collection and check the url for each site collection.if you dont mind share it.

    also check these two.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2012/03/27/what-every-sharepoint-admin-needs-to-know-about-host-named-site-collections.aspx

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ketaanhs/archive/2010/03/13/host-header-actually-host-named-site-collection-in-moss.aspx


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    • Proposed as answer by star.warsModerator Thursday, November 28, 2013 2:09 AM
    • Marked as answer by Statistic Thursday, November 28, 2013 5:24 PM
    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 8:10 PM
  • I think this is going to explain things and be exactly what I'm looking for.

    Thanks,

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 9:14 PM