Configure CRM Host Header for DNS to use port 5555 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have two load balanced CRM Servers in PRODUCTION say Server1 and Server2. We have configured DNS name (http://hostname) so that request goes to appropriate server based on the application load. On each server CRM is configured on port 5555. Now to access the CRM user has to type in DNS name along with port number like http://hostname:5555

    Is there any way to redirect the request to port 5555 automatically so that user can type in only http://hostname and request would go to appropriate port, i.e. 5555 in this case?

    • Edited by CRM Junky Monday, September 12, 2011 6:22 AM
    Saturday, September 10, 2011 6:12 PM

All replies

  • Create a CNAME to reference the server name and port.

    Just like you would for a Share Point Adminstration site.


    Curtis J Spanburgh
    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3:33 AM
  • Hi Sonuli,

    Open the C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\Hosts in notepad

    and add the <hostname:5555> <space> <aliasname>

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011 8:33 AM
  • Yes  , you can do that Sathish when DNS has a problem but to set that up on many machines is impractical.

    The host file was the precursor to DNS systems.

    The Windows Client does check that file when attempting resolution.

    But best to get the CNAME within the DNS zone.


    Curtis J Spanburgh
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:17 PM