Does Windows XP with IIS5 need any extra configuration to be suitable as a web server? I'm not considering using this for anything other than a web server on a small network for testing development etc.
One of the reasons I'm concerned though is that we've deployed an ASP.net application to a workstation with Windows XP, and running the application using a browser on the machine (accessing
http://localhost/myApp/page.aspx) runs the application really quickly.
If another machine on the LAN accesses the same page (using
http://ComputerName/myApp/page.apx) then the whole application runs noticeably slower.
The computers are connected on a gigabit switch, so I wouldn't have thought network latency or bandwidth could be an issue.
Does Windows XP need anything etc enabled or changed or network settings for it to work correctly?
EDIT: additional info: all the workstations are on a large company domain, but our workstations are all located physically on the same switch on the same subnet...