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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 whatever your server's IP is)

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


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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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