Remote SharePoint Site Connections Not Supported Using Visual Studio 2013 and Host Named Site Collections


You’ve setup your SharePoint development environment to use host named site collections within a single web application.

In Visual Studio 2013 when you attempt to create a Server Explorer connection to a local host named site collection, the server explorer will not refresh;

server explorer

and you receive the following error message;

remote site connections not supported

The problem is that Visual Studio thinks your local site collection is remote, the solution is to edit your HOSTS file and place your local HNSC site collections in there pointing at 127.0.0.1

add HNSC's to your HOSTS file

Save the file and refresh your Server Explorer connections in Visual Studio

Success

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Phil Harding

SharePoint Consultant, Developer, Father, Husband and Climber.

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