Intranet Address Field
If enabled, the Intranet Address field appears along the bottom of the WorkPlace page, except on small form
factor devices, and gives users an alternate method to access Web resources, Windows network resources, and
When you set up communities within a realm (for example, a community of employees and one of partners),
you can give each one a unique appearance, using WorkPlace styles and layouts. The WorkPlace layout
determines whether the Intranet Address box is displayed for a particular community. See Creating or Editing a WorkPlace Layout for more information.
Configuring the functionality of the Intranet Address field is a global configuration setting. Depending on the
configuration, users can type URLs to reach Web resources if WorkPlace is running in translated mode, or they
can type UNC paths to reach file system resources. (If WorkPlace is running in non-translated mode, users can
type URLs directly in the Internet Explorer Address field.) This is especially useful if you have defined an entire DNS or Windows domain as a resource and want to give a group of users direct access to all the resources in that
To access a Web resource or terminal server when WorkPlace is running in translated mode, the user types the
URL in the Intranet Address field, and then clicks Go. If the user has appropriate access privileges, the resource
then opens in a new browser window.
The Intranet Address field accepts a variety of user input for accessing Web resources and terminal servers.
Here are some guidelines, as shown in the below table.
Intranet address input guidelines
|Resource address||A user can access a resource by typing a complete URL (domain and host name) or just a
host name. For example, a user could access a resource named CRM on a host named
fred using a full URL (such as|
http://fred.example.com/CRM/) or a host name
http://fred/CRM/ or fred/CRM/).
|UNC path||To access a file system resource, the user types the UNC path (for example, |
\\jax\software\download) in the Intranet Address field, and then clicks Go. If
the user has appropriate access privileges, the Network Explorer page displays,
displaying the contents of the requested file system resource.
The user does not need to include the
http:// protocol identifier to access a standard
Web resource. To access a secure Web site, however, the user must include the
https:// protocol identifier.
When specifying a terminal server resource name, users must include the appropriate
protocol identifier in the URL. Supported terminal server types are Windows Terminal
Services, which uses the
rdp:// identifier, and Citrix, which uses
|Port number||To access a Web resource on a non-standard port (that is, other than 80), the user must
type the port number after the host name. For example,|
https://fred:443/SAP are both valid entries.
For information about configuring the Intranet Address field to allow access to UNC pathnames, URLs, or both,
see Configuring WorkPlace General Settings.
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