Create zones for Web applications
Updated: March 26, 2009
Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2009-03-20
If your solution architecture includes Web applications with more than one zone, use the guidance in this article to create additional zones.
You can create a new zone by extending an existing Web application. Follow the "Extend an existing Web application" procedure in Create or extend Web applications to create a new zone. The new zone is created when you select a zone in step 10 of the procedure.
Refer to your planning architecture documents and worksheets to determine which zones you need to create and what authentication method should be associated with each zone.
You can change the authentication provider for a zone on the Authentication Providers page. For more information, see Plan authentication methods (Office SharePoint Server).
On the Alternate Access Mappings page, you can view the zones that have been created for your farm.
Click the Start button, point to All Programs, then point to Microsoft Office Server, and then click SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration.
On the Central Administration home page, click Operations.
On the Operations page, in the Global Configuration section, click Alternate access mappings.
On the Alternate Access Mappings page, each Web application is displayed with its associated zone.
For information about how to perform this procedure using the Stsadm command-line tool, see Enumalternatedomains: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server).