If you have an existing SharePoint server farm – or any other kind of server farm on a Windows platform – one of the challenges you might face is identifying which servers could be suitable candidates for consolidating into virtual servers.
In this blog post, I’m going to try and address a few misconceptions about SharePoint AAMs, Web Apps and Zones.
Popular Misconception #1: I create a new Web Application for my Intranet site, then to expose it to my Extranet audience I just set up an Alternate Access Mapping Public URL for the Extranet Zone.
Nope. Not really. There’s quite a few moving parts involved.