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I'm trying to host a javascript display from one computer and have it be displayed on multiple computers on the local network.

So far I have my windows iis installed and can access http://localhost. Now, how do I get that url available to the other computers?

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Have users access

http://192.168.0.1(or whatever your server's IP is)
or
http://IIS_Server_Name

Because the request comes in on port 80, IIS will respond and they will get whatever content your IIS server is hosting.

Alternatively, as Jeff said, set up a CNAME that forwards to that host. i.e. MyWebSite > FQDN_of_IIS_Server, then have users access

http://MyWebSite.

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wicked im connecting, however im getting a server error:401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied. –  Adam Jun 21 '11 at 2:08
    
ah. I went into IIS manager and enabled anonymous authorization. –  Adam Jun 21 '11 at 2:18

The other machines from within your network may be able to access the web server either by its IP address or possibly its Netbios (machine) name.

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so it's just the computer's ip? http:/192.etc.? or does IIS create an ip? –  Adam Jun 21 '11 at 0:08
    
It looks like you have it answered. –  user48838 Jun 21 '11 at 4:25

If you are using Active Directory as your DNS then ask your Network team to create a DNS Alias (CNAME) that points to your computers name.

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