Tuesday, September 18, 2012

setting up pwa as host header - project server 2010

setting up project server 2010 pwa as host header

Note:  this is a guide specifically for creating a secondary web application.  For root web app configuration, step one is not required.

this is my brief rough guide to PWA as a unique host-header site that differs from your web app host header in SharePoint:
- create an ALIAS dns records for your web app and point this to the root domain record for your IP address = e.g. programmes

- setup your web app and new iis site on port 80 with the host header record as created above

- create a root site collection

- now cross-check to IIS and ensure that the binding on your new iis site has the appropriate host entry

- once done, create a new ALIAS DNS record that points to your web app site host header as the target host.  This will be your PWA host header URL = e.g. http://itchange

- in IIS, create a new binding for the above host entry

- now create your pwa site as normal ensuring that you use the correct web application (Programmes) and the above URL as the host header record (checking the box to use this as a host header also)

once done and after some jiggery-pokery you end up with this:

note:  In my scenario I had to do a dns flush to get this to propagate correctly.