how to change sharepoint site defaultzone
In default zone url is: http://site1.com i want to change http://site1.com to Intranet zone and in default zone i want to extend webapplication with https certificate

i require:

default zone url: https://site1.com

Intranet zone : http://site1.com

for this

  1. can i delete default zone site this site on port 80?
  2. can i extend webapplication port 443 on default zone after i remove defaul zone site?

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there are couple of ways to do it, I would do this way

  • Edit the public URL of the web application ( central admin > application management > configure AAM...here select the web application and then click edit public urls), update it with https url
  • update the IIS with SSL cert
  • Now add the new URL in AAM and put it in intranet zone.

here is another approach discussed here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/russmax/2013/02/27/how-to-properly-change-the-host-header-url-of-a-web-application-in-sharepoint-2010/

  • after i update AAM in default zone can i restart sharepoint foundation web application service running in wfe servers?
    – adilahmed
    Oct 4, 2017 at 5:57
  • also can i extend the webapplication to port 443 ?
    – adilahmed
    Oct 4, 2017 at 7:26
  • You dont need to reset IIS after changing the AAM...You can extend the web application for port 443...but i would simply update the IIS bindings with port 443 and SSL cert.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Oct 4, 2017 at 13:39

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