Richard Post

IIS Redirect for Print Center

Discussion created by Richard Post on Aug 5, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2016 by Paul Klump

I have been asked by almost every customer that installs Print Center in their environment something about how to more easily direct traffic to the Print Center from the default website without breaking the other web sites (especially EDI and packages) that may be installed on the server.   Here is the best answer that I have so far for taking care of this...

 

 

First, you'll want to make sure that your Print Center server has an easy name to remember...

 

A DNS CNAME (or alias) can allow users to point at a more easy to remember name

     You can reach HP_Server_ML390_Uniprint02.school.edu with something simple like print.school.edu

 

Next...

 

A Default Page (Default.html, Index.html, etc.) can be placed in the root of the default website to auto forward.

     For instance from the default site (print.school.edu) to the https://print.school.edu/myprintcentersite

          Create a file called index.html under C:\inetpub\wwwroot with the following contents

 

<html>

    <head>

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=./MyPrintCenter" />

    </head>

</html>

 

 

An Error Page can also be to set so that any error of a particular type can redirect to the correct page

     If Error page 404 (Page Not Found) can be created to forward  print.school.edu/oops-I-did-it-wrong to go properly to https://print.school.edu/myprintcenter

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