How do I setup a domain alias in Microsoft Windows IIS6 webserver?

  • Connect to the server via RDP (remote desktop or TS)
  • Open IIS administrator, launch from START > Administrative tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager or START > RUN > inetmgr.exe
  • Expand 'Local Computer'
  • Expand 'Web Sites'
  • Select site in question
  • Right click the site name and select 'Properties'
  • In 'Web Site' tab click 'Advanced'
  • Click 'Add'
  • IP Address: Select the same IP as that used by the site already
  • TCP port: 80
  • Host Header Value: alias value (e.g. www.secondarydomain.com or xyz.domain.com)
  • Click 'OK'
  • Click 'OK'
  • Click 'OK'
  • Next, ensure that your new domain or alias domain is setup in DNS and pointing to the same IP value selected above. Best practice is to use an A record in DNS and point it to the primary site IP.

The site will now render for both the origional domain and the new alias. Use as many as required.

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