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I want to resolve a SharePoint site collection running on port 33425 to http://SITENAME/.

I have a server 2003, sp2 hosting Web sites, some using SharePoint. I have DNS set up to point to the IP address of the server. Ping returns success when I enter SITENAME. I get Under Construction when I enter http://SITENAME/ in a browser.

I have tried setting Host Headers with this port and name, SITENAME, on the default Web site on port 80 and on the the site running on 33425. What should I do to get this to resolve correctly? I have tried the directions given on this link in MSDN Using Host Header Names to Host Multiple Web Sites (IIS 6.0) . I'm missing something.

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With our Sharepoint we have a CNAME record which resolves the SITENAME. This may well have been setup automatically, but worth looking into in your instance.

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This is SharePoint 2007. How do set the CNAME in SharePoint 3.0 Central Management? – Blanthor Mar 27 '12 at 16:26
I'm not sure I follow but you set a CNAME record in your DNS for your internal network. – kafka Mar 28 '12 at 13:48
DNS was set up for me already. To route a request to the Server's IP address I need DNS. To then resolve that on the Web server to a particular port on the server, I need Host Headers. Thanks. – Blanthor Mar 28 '12 at 14:48
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I went back to some of the links I had read previously, and found that this one Setting Host Headers in IIS 6.0 was actually telling me what I needed. That is I needed to go to the Properties dialog of my site assigned to port 33425 and ADD a port 80 entry with the alias, SITENAME. I had tried making the opposite changes to the default site, and that didn't work.

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