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Configure Zone

Posted by Paul on April 15, 2016


This is a part of the article-series:

http://www.jeanpaulva.com/index.php/2015/04/25/app-development-pre-requisites/

Configure Zone

As part of Configuring App Domain, We need to create a Forward Lookup Zone.

Forward Lookup Zone

Forward Lookup Zone will use a Domain Name to find the IP Address.  In our case we need an App Domain Name.

Open DNS Manager.

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Expand the Server > Forward Lookup Zone and choose New Zone.

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Choose the Primary Zone which is default.

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Leave the defaults in next pages too.

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Enter the Zone name.  You can choose yours.  Mine is as following:

  • Machine name is sharepoint
  • Domain name is windows.net
  • App Domain name is sharepointapps.net

We need to enter the App Domain name as the Zone Name.

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You can complete the wizard.

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You will see the new zone name created in the left pane.  Right click on it to create the CNAME (Canonical Name is Aliasing an existing Domain name)

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In the properties enter as following.  Here we are using sharepointapps.net as an alias pointing to sharepoint.windows.net which is the original computer fqdn name.

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Note This step is very crucial.  Any wrong entry would cause the Apps to behave weird.

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