I have created a SharePoint 2010 image with PowerPivot integration with the help of Vidas installation guide, after creating it locally I found out a VM with 2 GB of memory was too small. So I decided to try my luck at our server admins. They were so kind to create a machine for me on their farm So having transfered my image to the ESX servers logging in to Remote desktop i was able to acces SharePoint like before. But ofcourse i wanted to share my SharePoint with PowerPivot installation with my colleagues and sales.
When i called SharePoint on its IP adress i got a log in screen. After logging in on the local domain SharePoint and the PowerPivot gallery showed Ok, but selecting the PowerPivot sheet gave a file not found error:
At first i suspected some kind of security problem, but after checking the log files i found the following error:
12/01/2009 13:19:38.29 w3wp.exe (0x010C) 0x13E4 SharePoint Foundation Configuration 8059 Warning Alternate access mappings have not been configured. Users or services are accessing the site http://sp2010beta with the URL http://172.31.20.10. This may cause incorrect links to be stored or returned to users. If this is expected, add the URL http://172.31.20.10 as an AAM response URL. For more information, see: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=114854″/> f998f54f-ab53-4f0d-afac-859a9c4e67b4
After consulting with colleague Marc Valk i added the hostname and IP adress to the host file of the server. In my case:
and gave a ipconfig /flushdns.
I added 172.31.20.10 sp2010beta to my local host file, restarted my IE and called the site by its hostname http://sp2010beta worked like a charm !