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Certified MCITP: DBA, I've been using SQL Server fulltime for 11 years.


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comment Can web applications running on IIS7 Windows Server 2008 R2 be forced to immediately detect changes to hosts file?
no.. changing to FQDN for everything makes it easier.. because then you can change it in one place (for all connection strings) instead of changing connection strings in 10 different places. It's genius. SqlApp1.corpname.com can point to one machine and SqlApp2.corpname.com can point to secondary machine. If you want to swap them, you can swap them, no problem. DNS is easier, you change things in one place, instead of HOSTS file on two servers.
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answered Can web applications running on IIS7 Windows Server 2008 R2 be forced to immediately detect changes to hosts file?