I have a SharePoint 2010 server that was virtualized for development. I made changes to the HOSTS file on the dev server to override our network DNS settings and made SQL Server aliases, so all sites using host header resolution in IIS are now working. Sites that use port bindings do not work, however.
Server 1 - PlymouthRock (original, has DNS entries from Domain Controller). Server 2 - ColesHill (virtualized, has DNS entries from HOSTS file)
SharePoint's config database expects the URL for this site to be mapped to http://plymouthrock:4321. Is there machine name alias I can set up, akin to how host headers have DNS aliases in the HOSTS file? I tried adding plymouthrock to the HOSTS file, but this did not work.
Any help is greatly appreciated.