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I have a windows 8 machine running an XP virtual machine with Hyper-V. The virtual machine uses an 'external' virtual switch, and after 'Integration Services Setup', it can see the internet ok. My machine is on a static IP address ( and I can ping that IP address from the virtual machine. I host a website on my Windows 8 machine with IIS8 at localhost:57868, however even with the XP and Windows 8 firewalls off I cannot connect to from the virtual machine.

Any ideas? Should this be possible with this setup? How should I go about fixing this?

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Not to ask silly questions, but have you turned off all the windows software based firewalls? –  Anthony Horne Jul 2 at 20:56

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