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SharePoint® 2010 Administration: Instant Reference by Milan Gross, Randy Williams

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Extend or Delete a Web Application

The ability to extend or delete a web application is very useful in a number of situations. This section covers:

  • Extending web applications
  • Defining alternate access mappings and zones
  • Solving various administrative challenges involving your web applications

Benefits of Extending a Web Application

Extending a web application is one of the true versatilities of SharePoint. Extending a web application allows you to expose the same set of content to a different set of users, typically with a different URL and form of authentication.

For example, say that Acme Corp. has been using SharePoint as their intranet for the past year. Their internal URL is http://acme-intranet and it uses Windows Authentication. Management ...

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