How to update links when moving a site to new address RRS feed

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  • I found this post on an old thread, and the steps described here are probably what I will end up doing.  I have multiple MOSS sties on a single server identified by non-standard ports (e.g. http://mysite:12345), and want to move to a host header based scheme (mysite.mycompany.net) to make the addresses nicer:


    My question is, once I move the sites to their new address, what is the best way handle all of the old links throughout my sites? Can I avoid moving everything to port 80 and still use host headers?  I am using IIS 6, so the official rewrite module is not compatible. 

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:57 PM


  • Hi,

    Basically if you want users to access the site with host header name then you just need to extend these sites.

    In this scenario server name sites (http://mysite:12345) will behave as a default zone sites and host header site will behave as a intranet site.

    And as you will create host header site you can definitely use port 80 which is default port. And if you want to use any port then 80 then site will be browse like http://mysite.mycompany.net:81, here 81 is the port number.

    Using port 80 its not required to put it in site URL.

    Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant | http://sharepointpratik.blogspot.com/
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, February 17, 2011 10:17 AM
    Friday, February 11, 2011 12:36 PM