IIS 7 and Above
How do I mask our servername?
Last post Nov 12, 2018 08:07 PM by simflex
Nov 09, 2018 02:33 PM|simflex|LINK
We have two servers, IS-WebDev, and IS-WebTest.
All of our apps are developed and stored in IS-WebDev but we use IS-WebTest for testing.
Recently, management asked that we find a way to mask our Dev server -> IS-WebDev.
He wants user to fire up a web browser, type the address of IS-WebTest.
When this happens, the user should be redirected to IS-WebDev. However, the browser should still show IS-WebTest instead of IS-WebDev.
How do I do this?
If there is a link that can help walk me through how to do this, it will be greatly appreciated.
I hope my explanation is clear.
Thanks in advance.
Nov 09, 2018 03:54 PM|lextm|LINK
Reverse proxy is the way to go, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/extensions/url-rewrite-module/reverse-proxy-with-url-rewrite-v2-and-application-request-routing
Nov 11, 2018 11:03 PM|simflex|LINK
Thanks very much for your response and thanks a lot for the link.
Our IIS doesn't have ARR (Application Request Routing).
When I attempted to install it, we got an error that we need to have IIS 7 or above to get ARR installed.
What is weird and confusing about this is that when you click on Help at top of server screen and click About Internet Information Services, it says version 10.
However, IIS Manager says version 6. It is because of this version that I am not about to install Application Request Routing.
Is there a way to fix this?
I tried going to server manager and uninstall IIS so I can manually install version 7 or above but it would not let me.
Any suggestion to the fix is greatly appreciated.
BTW: I sent this response immediately after your post but for some reason, it is not posted here.
Thanks again for your help
Nov 12, 2018 02:22 AM|lextm|LINK
From where did you find the installers? ARR has versions for IIS 10, https://blogs.iis.net/iisoobs
Nov 12, 2018 08:07 PM|simflex|LINK
Thanks a lot for your help