In a SharePoint Development Environment whose server name is "dev", the site is deployed on the port 80.

I am accessing the site in Internet Explorer using dev:80 then internet explorer automatically creates URL : http://dev/pages/

when I try http://dev:80 in Chrome, it generates HTTPS i.e. https://dev/ and then it shows this site can't be reached

However I can access the site in Chrome using http://localhost/ but there are some problems being generated if I use Localhost/ because it keeps generating HTTPS for the files linked in the Project

For Example I am currently facing the following problem: SharePoint DateTimeControl styling is getting out in google chrome

Please help me resolve this Thanks


I've placed a different host name in the hosts file refer to this question: imcportal-dev, it is now asking for authentication in Google Chrome but not accepting the User ID and Password. I am unable to Login into the site now from any browser

Update 2:

I have configured alternate access mapping and given the alternate name as "abc" to access the site on the local machine and as well as on LAN:

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On the Local Server, it says This page can't be displayed

On the Other system on the network, it says Servers IP address could not be found:

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I have tried putting the same in Intranet,Custom, Extranet Categories but the issue is same

If I Put IP Address in place of abc, it works fine although I need to use the name to access the site instead of IP Address

Please Help

2 Answers 2


.dev is a bad choice for a local tld as it's a "real" tld and owned by google. Chrome (since version 63) will always use https to access .dev domains.

See this question for the same problem.

I'd suggest you use a different domain. .localhost, .example, .invalid and .test were designed for local development. Also .local works good.

  • this is the server name, there is no any domain attached to this site. can you please help me resolve this using IIS Commented Jun 13, 2019 at 7:10
  • Kindly see my update in the question Commented Jun 13, 2019 at 7:42
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    @AlinaAnjum your extra updated info is caused by loop back checking. In a dev environment, you should disable loop back checking, otherwise, NTLM auth fails because the host name does not match the server name.
    – Greg W
    Commented Jun 13, 2019 at 12:03
  • And if you "only" add a different hostname in the host-file, SharePoint might not "answer" - you'd need an AAM for that (see the answer above)
    – Nils
    Commented Jun 13, 2019 at 12:08
  • @Nils please look into the following sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/264649/… Commented Jun 14, 2019 at 5:18

This could be caused by Alternate Access Mappings for the particular Zone.

I would suggest taking a look at the AAM setup to see if there is anything that will trigger a protocol redirection.

The basics of AAM are documented here:- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/administration/configure-alternate-access-mappings


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