So I'm running SharePoint 2010 designer, and I'm getting this really stupid error. Every time I try to open one of my site pages it gives me this error:

"Could not find a Web server at: 'url'. Please check to make sure that the Web server name is valid and your proxy settings are set correctly. If you are sure that everything is correct, the Web server may be temporarily out of service."

The stupid thing is that it's right - the web server that it's displaying DOESN'T EXIST! It's tacking on a "-dev" to the end of my URL for some odd reason, which makes it an incorrect web address. Looking under the page properties, it's got the correct URL listed there and everything. I have no idea why it is doing that or where to fix it since everything seems fine. I mean, I've opened the right website to get there in the first place, after all.

Does anybody have any ideas? Much appreciated.

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Check your alternate access mappings in central administration. You should have one internal URL entry for the default zone of the web application.

  • keyword there is default zone. Make sure you are using the default zone URL.
    – Mike
    Nov 11, 2014 at 19:52

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