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I have deployed a web application to http://localhost:8083/MyApp on a local dev box. This is under the default web site. I would like to create a new web site and app pool, and have users access it via http://MyApp.

The simplest, but most work, solution is to add an entry to each client machines hosts file, but I would like to set up an internal, LAN, DNS for this, to look up MyApp and find the correct machine address and have happy and impressed userS.

How do I go about this? Does Windows 7 Pro have a DNS server available out the box; is there a free third party one IO can use; and what must I do with said DNS server? How many of what type records with what info must I create?

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You will need to configure your dhcp server to give the dns ip to all your clients – Robbie Mckennie May 25 '13 at 13:21
How small? Why aren't the machines in a domain? – Michael Hampton May 25 '13 at 15:29
@MichaelHampton Not running a domain is my client's choice, not mine to question. I would if I were his IT provider, but I just write software for him. – ProfK May 25 '13 at 23:15
In that case, you're at an impasse. – Michael Hampton May 26 '13 at 0:55

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