I basically followed the steps in Spence Harbars Guide http://www.harbar.net/articles/sp2010mt1.aspx do create a multi-tenancy farm with host-header site-collections.

For some reason I cannot supply a template when creating the tenant-sites, I always get "There are no addresses available for this application." So I create the new site without a template and then call set-spsite -template sts#0. This gives me the same message, but looking with SharePoint Manager in the site, I have STS as the associated web-template.

However ... when I open up IE and want to browse to the site (http:/portal.corp-a.local) I get a 404 ...

OK, now I'm lost/stuck. What went wrong? ULS doesn't include any error. Any hints?

  • Could you give more details about your web application, Host header of web application etc? How did you test the application? with DNS or Host file entry? Rajesh
    – Rajesh
    Oct 27, 2011 at 15:23
  • I have added A records to the DNS of the tenant pointing to my shared sharepoint-server.
    – nyn3x
    Oct 27, 2011 at 15:53
  • What is the web application port ? Is it a host header web application? is your host header site collection matched the subdomain of the web application host header? I can help you if you can give the web application and site collection URL name as example
    – Rajesh
    Oct 27, 2011 at 16:16

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The "no addresses available" is because you have a service that is not started, most likely the subscription service, which is require for multi-tenancy.

  • Dooh! What a bummer. How did that slip? I have no clue!
    – nyn3x
    Oct 27, 2011 at 14:58

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