Article - CS178849

How to make Windchill use a DNS alias when generating URLs in Windchill

Modified: 09-Sep-2023   

Applies To

  • FlexPLM 10.1 to 12.0
  • Windchill PDMLink 10.0 to 12.1
  • Windchill ProjectLink 10.0 to 12.1
  • Pro/INTRALINK 8.x + 10.0 to 12.1
  • Windchill PDM Essentials 10.0 to 12.1
  • PTC Arbortext Content Manager 10.0 to 12.1


  • How to have Windchill use a DNS alias in URLs instead of the server's true hostname
  • How to modify the hostname/domain name in URLs in Windchill cluster system
  • Note:
  • This article provides a method to make Windchill work in case of the computer name and the Windchill hostname are different
  • Resolution in this article is not tested and certified by PTC QA
  • This article is not for the Windchill rename scenario
  • Refer to CS21652 to rename Windchill
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