Isolated App Domain


  • Hello,

    I am trying to set up an App development environment for myself for SharePoint 2013. I have very little experience with server administration.

    I am following the instructions here: to set up an "Isolated App domain" but I am having a ton of trouble.

    The server I am doing this on is running Server 2012. I installed the DNS role and am attempting to add the correct records. This server is NOT a domain controller, as far as I can tell, because the option "Store the Zone in Active Directoy" is not available. 

    This leads me to believe that I have to get my company IT to create these DNS records for me. I have no idea what specifically to ask them for, however. I am convinced I should ask them to first, create a forward lookup zone, copied to all domain controllers, for the domain that I want to develop for. Then enter a Alias CNAME record to this DNS entry to my server running sharepoint. Is this correct?

    Thanks for any help, I am incredibly lost.

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:45 PM

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  • Hi,

    Yes, you need to ask IT to create an Isolated App Domain.

    You can tell him: create a new primary forward lookup zone > replicate to all DNS servers in this domain > create a new Alias in this new created zone and select the correct domain name for target host.

    I suggest you provide this article with detailed steps for IT, which make him get your point easily.


    Dean Wang

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    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:37 AM