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In IIS we have a website. We are turning this website off. We have redirected all the pages to another server using the redirect. So any hits to will be displayed as

We wish to turn the old server off. So the redirect will no longer work. I know I need to change the DNS of to go to the IP address of

Is it possible to get the IIS site to handle and server any requests to that to the default page of

Or is it better to create a new site on the server for and get that to redirect to like the site on the original sever that has been switched off.

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You don't need to create a new site. Edit the properties of the site in IIS for and add a host header redirection for

  1. On the Web Site tab of the web site's properties page click the Advanced button next to the IP Address drop-down
  2. Click Add unter Multiple Identities for this Web Site
  3. Enter 80 for your TCP port (assuming your site is running on port 80)
  4. Enter in the Host Header value, click
  5. Click Ok until you're back to IIS manager.

What this does is tells IIS to route any request that comes in with as the value for the Host: HTTP request header to the web site for

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What would be differnt if on IIS7? Is it just change the bindings? – John Jan 18 '12 at 16:52
Right, just an additional binding for the site for IIS7. – squillman Jan 18 '12 at 18:17

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