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Solved Help needed with IIS 7

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to set up a local Intranet (a local website, not file share system) and I am using IIS 7 because this is a very advanced asp.net website. I have got it working on my machine, but I cannot get it to work on any other machine connected to my network. They can all access my file share and normal network, but cannot use the IIS localhost.

I have read about changing the Hosts file, but when I try to ping localhost, I do not get a valid IP to enter in the Hosts file. I am obviously doing something wrong. Does anyone have any tips on how to do this?



EDIT: Have solved this problem! For those who wish to know how:

  • Find out more about Localhost. There is a very good article here: localhost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This will explain about the default Localhost IP. For IPv4 it is and for IPv6 it is ::1. Pinging the LocalHost usually gives you the IPv6 ::1 IP address. You may type into your browser, however aliased websites in other locations will NOT work.

  • Set your computer with the IIS website on it to static IP.

  • Type in to your browser (on any computer on your network) your now static IP, and you CAN put a forwardslash and your aliased website in other locations.

  • I think you can now add this to the Hosts file to make a nice alias on any computer.
I will probably write a tutorial on this when I get around to it.
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Dell XPS 420
    Stock Fan
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)

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