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I have an application that runs on iis.  is there away for me to allow the app to continue to run only for the internet explorer that is installed on the app\web server and disallow connections to it from other desktop users using their internet explorer
I need to be able to work on the application interface but disallow users to login while i am working on the interface.
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Yes, there are several ways...

1. The easiest option would be to change the authentication method within IIS. Here is a link to the Microsoft Technet webpage explaining the steps for the various authentication methods:
 
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733010(v=ws.10).aspx

2. Or you could change the port number within IIS for the website so the users can't connect using the standard http port 80. For instance within IIS you could choose to change the port number to 8090, which would require a user to enter the port number after the web address in order for it to load.

A normal website loads using the standard port 80 (ie. http://mywebsite.com), however if you change the port number, then the user would need to enter the information after the web address (ie. http://mywebsite.com: 8090)

3. Another option, assuming you have access to the DNS server, is to change the alias within DNS  to point to a different webpage (ie. Under Construction) while you work on the current webpage.

Whichever option you choose, be sure to change the settings back when you're finished

I hope this is helpful.
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Thanks man
you got me on the right track
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