2003 SBS/ IIS won't respond to http request using ip address inside LAN

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
I have a 2003 SBS running iis and my application.  
When accessing the app from client pc's within the lan (http://ip address/application) it says the server is refusing connections.
when accessing the app on the server it self, it works if I type "http://localhost/application"  but will not work if I type "http://ip address/application". Any ideas?
Question by:ravithak
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    Two places come to mind to check first.

    Check to see if you have other sites that are set to use the IP address.  they should probably be set to use any available.  If any one of them is set to use the actual IP, no other site will be able to use it.

    Another possibility is that the security settings for the site it is connecting to is requiring a login of some type.  I had this problem once and had to go back to some basic setup to find it.  Unfortunately I don't remember the details at the moment.

    Keep in mind that SBS creates a bunch of default sites for things such as adding computers to the domain, remote access, Outlook web access, etc.  Be sure your application is not stepping on one of those.

    Author Comment

    it is solved.  Apparently the website in IIS was setup with Granted access security and thus would not allow any other ip address except what was in there.  We changed it to access for all and it worked fine.
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    Been there done that when we moved IP ranges for an SBS box before.

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