Creating Host Named Site Collections

The following is based on the Exam Ref 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 by Troy Lanphier. Check out Kirk Evan’s blog for more background behind HNSC – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2012/03/27/what-every-sharepoint-admin-needs-to-know-about-host-named-site-collections.aspx

   

Creating the config db and central admin

To avoid the ugly/yucky GUID tails off the end of your Central Administration database, use this line of powershell and these steps:

    (The above oneliner is taken from page 63 of “Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration“, by Shane … Read More