LAN access to IIS Express

It looks like you can do this by editing IIS Express’ applicationhost.config file and modifying the bindingInformation attribyte of binding for specific sites. Setting the value to something like :9000: should make IIS Express site available on port 9000 on all interfaces. Unfortunately this requires that you fire up Visual Studio with Administrator priviledges, which probably isn’t such a great idea.

According to sites like this, binding to a specific interface address is premitted without extended privileges, but if you’re on a DHCP network, you may have to update your configuration once in a while.

IISExpressProxy is a proxy in front of IIS Express. It looks to be somewhat outdated but does the trick, allowing you to specify a custom application pool and port for each site defined in applicationhost.config.

Posted Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 under Uncategorized.

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