Sharepoint 2013 - domain configuration, external users, creating subsite in site collection, moving subsites RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello all, first of all thank you for reading this post. Please bare with me, I am new with this environnement. I have had several problems in past week trying to configure a local sharepoint server 2013, most of it went well but now I am stuck and I badly need help! I intend to make sharepoint available through the Ethernet connection in my office.

    Here is my config:

    • Sharepoint 2013 (local)
    • Microsoft SQL 2012
    • Microsoft Server 2012

    I am able to access the sub-site I created in the Sharepoint Central Administration Web Application.

    My first problem is, I created another Web Application with the following URL config http://intranet.[domain].com but I am not able to access it through my browser. It seems to point to bad IP I probably configured accidentally a CNAME on my hosting Cpanel with the IP So, When I ping the URL I do not get any connection. Just that it couldn't connect to Now I added a CNAME on my CPANEL for the URL http://intranet.[domain].com --> Is this the correct way to do it? But then, this will only allow to connect to the server in local. I want all the LAN users at my office to be able to connect to this intranet.

    More information: The DNS manager has been configured following this tutorial:

    Create SharePoint 2013 Web Application

    I am not too sure of the proper configuration for the IIS Manager.

    Anomymous Authentication is enabled

    Windows Authentication is enabled

    Everything else is disabled.

    My second problem is that I cannot invite any user to the site. Even the one that have the email corresponding to our domain. Will I be able to invite parent domain users if the Web Apllication is properly configured with the CNAME on the Cpanel?

    I tried to activate the External user invitation feature from Site Collection Features but it's not in the list. I am logged in as an administrator but next to the wrench it says "System Account" (with an arrow pointing down) so I guess this is the "logged in user as..."? Am I missing something here?

    Any advices would be greatly welcomed. I've run out of ideas.

    Much appreciated,


    • Edited by Herb Ellis Friday, February 7, 2014 8:33 AM
    Friday, February 7, 2014 8:29 AM