I have a dev SharePoint 2010/Server 2008 VM within a test domain; I am presently unable to connect to any of the web apps on it from other machines within the same Domain using the machine name (e.g.
http://sp-2010/), but I can via IP. I get "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage".
I can access everything just fine on the SharePoint VM itself, and also from my PC, which is in a separate domain. I found this while setting up a new Windows 7 VM to run some tests on, but I've verified that it's also broken from another VM in the domain that I know used to work.
Any ideas what might be going on? I'm thinking something DNS or alternate access mapping related, but I've never touched it and don't know where to begin.
This worked in my 2013 environment. Create two Alternate Access Mappings. One for http://sharepointname.domain.com as the Intranet Zone and the other http://sharepointname as the Custom Zone. Now users get the same content from either http://sharepointname/subiste/page or http://sharepointname.domain.com/subiste/page