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I have created a new site collection in the same web application, using "Support" to give me the URL "http://someserver/sites/Support" I can browse this locally on the server, but when I try to browse from my desktop I get 404'd?

I can still see the "parent" site collection locally and remotely, and I have full permissions to the Support collection.

Have I missed something obvious?

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Try browsing to: http://someserver/sites/Support/_layouts/settings.aspx If you can access this, then you probably have an unpublished welcomes page.

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Error File Not Found. –  BlueChippy May 10 '12 at 12:14
    
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This lead me to the issue: The servers name was different from the name used in the DNS. Added an Alternate Access Mapping and everything now works. The error I finally found was: Alternate access mappings have not been configured. Users or services are accessing the site tst-sp2010 with the URL tst-sharepoint. This may cause incorrect links to be stored or returned to users. If this is expected, add the URL tst-sharepoint as an AAM response URL. For more information, see: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=114854"/>; –  BlueChippy May 13 '12 at 10:19
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