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I am creating an intranet website on a Vista 32 machine with IIS7. On my machine it works great! However, when other users on our network try to connect to it they get an error saying "Oops! Internet Explorer could not connect to computername". Perhaps this is because the NTFS and/or IIS permissions are not set correctly.

How do I set the permissions to publish a website on the intranet?

Thanks in advance, Dan

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You should verify whether connection to your HTTP port allowed in your local firewall.

If firewall allow connection, you can try to switch on logging in IIS manager and then look at logs (default location is %SystemDrive%\inetpub\logs\LogFiles) to see what happens during remote connection attempt.

You can also verify Site binding settings of your web site (also in IIS manager) to be sure that you bind to "All Unassigned" IP addresses.

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How do I verify whether connections to my HTTP port are allowed in my local firewall? –  Tarzan May 20 '10 at 3:55
    
    
Oleg, thanks. The first infosysblogs article you mentioned had the solution: Run the Windows Firewall Settings Wizard (firewall.cpl) and in the Exceptions tab, scroll down and enable "World Wide Web services (HTTP)" option –  Tarzan May 20 '10 at 18:33
    
OK! I glad to hear this. You welcome. –  Oleg May 20 '10 at 21:33
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What is the url you are using locally and what is the url you are giving people to use?

Whatever you are giving people, you need to make sure it is registered in the host headers in IIS for that particular website

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The local url is "localhost"; and the one I am giving people to use is "computername";. –  Tarzan May 20 '10 at 3:56
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