SharePoint 2013


Set up a domain in hosts.txt

Feb 28 2015

Step 1: Disable the authentication loopback check

Re-enable the behavior that exists in Windows Server 2003 by setting the DisableLoopbackCheck registry entry in the

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa registry
subkey to 1. To set the DisableLoopbackCheck registry entry to 1, follow these steps on the client computer:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
  3. Right-click Lsa, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type DisableLoopbackCheck, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click DisableLoopbackCheck, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
  8. Restart the computer.


Step 2: Add the host header to your hosts file.

1. For your dev machine add it to your hosts file, which is located in Windows > System 32 > drives > etc. It should look something like this:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost

2. Run

iisreset /noforce


 Step 3: Update IIS Bindings

  1. Start IIS
  2. Expand 'Sites'
  3. Right click 'SharePoint - 80' and select 'Edit Bindings...'
  4. Add site binding
  5. Host Name:
    IP Address: