Last post Dec 08, 2008 10:08 AM by johnwoo
May 16, 2007 03:02 PM|paulsilverstein|LINK
I really hope I messed up somewhere. Using the Sample Provisioning UI, I created a basic sharepoint site for a test organization. I am not using host headers and prefer to use each company with their own subfolder below root.
I then logged in directly to the website collab01/sites/CompanyA, went to site actions/site settings and under Users & Permissions clicked 'People and groups'. I selected New to add a new user and I then clicked on the address book to search for users.
I have two users in different organizations with the same first name. I searched for the first name, and it showed me
I assume this is incorrect sharepoint hosting action - does anybody know what I missed? Can I not do the above folder structure? How should I do it then?
Thanks for all your help guys, first time trying to get hosting up & running!
Jul 03, 2007 09:15 AM|johnwoo|LINK
I have the same problems but i'm using Web Applications. Each Portal site hase its own hostheader (the website port is default random)
I have found a sollution but this is only a workaround. Is it possible to set security on the portal site making use of the group membership. So, user Bill is member of CompanyX. Bill may only search for the users who are member of CompanyX and he may NOT see
the users of CompanyY or CompanyZ. We want to use SharePoint 2007 for more companies.
My temporary sollution for this is to use the stsadm.exe tool and execute this command in the cmd:
stsadm -o setproperty –url http://yourportalsite –pn "peoplepicker-onlysearchwithinsitecollection" –pv yes
What this command does is it will denie any search within your portal site. You can only search for members that are allready member of the Site Collection.
stsadm.exe is in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
Aug 13, 2007 06:17 PM|paulsilverstein|LINK
Thanks very much John, this seems to be a great workaround for us!
Sep 26, 2008 04:14 PM|ray1135|LINK
Hi, I have a question.
in the way you imlemented each company as separeted site collection. can you apply a unique DNS for each company? for example,
http://companyA.inf/ for company A. if you did, can you share how did you configured?
Dec 08, 2008 10:08 AM|johnwoo|LINK
Yes, this is possible.
You could use the option Alternate Access Mappings and assign DNS names for each site. For example: ad
http://intranet.companyXYZ.com as an AAC in SharePoint. Do the same for the other Application Pools. (your Site Collections are inside these AP's)
In DNS you need to add for each host intranet.companyXYZ.com in the companyXYZ.com Forward Lookup Zone.
This should be the sollution for your problem.
Alternate Access Mapping