I was wondering if it was possible to change the way a sharepoint 2010 URL displays. For example, if the real URL is, "http://intranet.myco.org/sites/intranet/default.aspx", can this be changed to display and to go to "http://intranet.myco.org"? Our users find the long URLs difficult. Thanks!
Those are fundamentally 2 different places.
- http://intranet.myco.org is a root web application/site collection.
- http://intranet.myco.org/sites/intranet/default.aspx is a separate site collection under a managed path of a web application.
If you want people to go to the root URL, then provision a site collection in that web application and they can just go there directly.
Go to Central Admin->Application Management-->Configure Alternate Access Mapping
Click On Add Internal Urls--> Add ur new host name and port number selecting your webapplication. Also Select your zone.
Save it there and go to your IIS and select your web application and set the bindings to new host name(www.intranet.myco.org). Include your port number and save that.
Add host record in your DNS Server.
That should work.
Please see the following link for information on URL Rewriting...
Actually, look at using Host Named Site Collections. Here is a starting point: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc424952.aspx