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Ferdous has industry level experience on Microsoft Platform and has done several presentations and workshops on SharePoint. Prior to joining Microsoft, He worked as SharePoint Architect at BrainStation-23, OT Consulting, Rockwell Automation etc. Ferdous also worked as SharePoint Consultant and SharePoint Trainer for many organizations such as BASIS, Robi Axiata, etc.

He was the key organizer & speaker of “SharePoint Developer’s Conference 2013” & "SharePoint Community Day 2012" jointly with Microsoft. He is the author of several technical articles at code project, MS SharePoint Tips, Dev Media etc. He is also founder of SharePoint Experts Bangladesh user-group.

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SharePoint Alternate access mapping Configuration

Alternate Access Mappings is a feature of SharePoint which allows a website to function correctly under different URL scenarios, including, reverse proxies and load balancing. It is a common practice used by many companies for their internal and external users. Let me try to explain how to configure Alternate Access Mappings:

Let’s say you have top level site collection URL is http://ferdous-bs AND You would like to make URL for external user and for internal user.

1. Go to Central Administration –> Alternate Access Mapping –>


2. Add host name( in the host file at c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts as same as below. Here you can use your server IP instead


If you want to access from network then Complete the network configuration for the alternate URL that you are planning to map with for internal user. It means IP has to be resolve when internal user hit on this URL.

3. Try to access the site from your server using

4. Opps! You will get “Authentication Error” if you access from for Host Server but you can solve it using edit registry. Follow the instruction that I written at

5. Now you should able to access your site from network or from server using


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