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Internal IIS and DNS

I have a Windows 7 x64 Pro PC running IIS 7.0. The PC has a static IP address. IIS is configured and has an operational test site. The PC is joined to a domain.

The PC is part of a domain, it has an A record in the localdomain Forward Lookup Zones within DNS. It points to the static IP address of the PC.

Since the PC now has IIS setup I assumed that I would be able to open a browser and browse to the IP of the PC and get the test site. Didn't work.

I have created another A record within my .com forward lookup zones and it points to the static IP. that also did not work.

What I want to be able to do is access the test site by going to a URL from a separate, internal PC. Any input would be helpful. Thanks.
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Firewall is disabled.

I was using http:// and https:// (IIS is configured for both).

localhost did not work but the url did as well as the browse website feature within IIS on the local PC.
Also make sure that port 80 is open for external connections in your firewall.  There is also a place in the IIS manager that defines both the IP/port for the site and what external IPs are allowed to access the site.  But I can't find a page for it at the moment.
turns out that the firewall on the local pc was not disabled. disabled it and everything worked.
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The first thing I suggested was firewall rules and it turns out that was the problem.
user error.