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Personal Website on WHS2011 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Has anyone been able to install a personal webpage on their WHS2011 installation at the root?  I was easily able to replace the default website with mine however when you move the root application to a new web application, called Server for example, and then try to link to that from your homepage (http://mysite.com/Server) it tries to redirect and fails.  It gives an access denied error or resource not found problem.  It looks like most of the root web application are installed in a compiled dll so there is no way to correct links or resources.  Does anyone know how to set this up properly?  Here are the requirements:

    1. Root website (http://www.mysite.com) is non-https and maintained by myself

    2. The personal site contains a link to the remote login page for my WHS

    3. All the normal pages for the WHS2011 applications work as expected.


    Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:10 AM

Answers

  • David, what you want to do isn't supported; moving the default sites breaks core functionality (as you've seen). However, you should be able to use the built-in IIS support for host headers to get your server to serve a second site successfully with no redirection required. Doing so is (again) unsupported, but you should be able to find everything you need with a quick search on Technet.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by David DeLella Tuesday, July 5, 2011 11:23 PM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 9:16 PM

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  • David, what you want to do isn't supported; moving the default sites breaks core functionality (as you've seen). However, you should be able to use the built-in IIS support for host headers to get your server to serve a second site successfully with no redirection required. Doing so is (again) unsupported, but you should be able to find everything you need with a quick search on Technet.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by David DeLella Tuesday, July 5, 2011 11:23 PM
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 9:16 PM
  • That worked.  I created a new website in the sites section and set the bindings to port 80 HTTP.  Then I removed the binding to port 80 from the default website.  That way when the user goes to http:// they get my personal site and at https they get the remote login. 

     

    Thanks

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 11:25 PM
  • You shouldn't even need to unbind the default web site. Just bind the personal site to e.g. www.mysite.com and leafe the default site alone. IIS should sort everything out.

    You can learn more about IIS from Technet. :)


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 2:27 AM