Configure the iDRAC Remote Access Console

Accessing IP address Remote

Address / August 14, 2016

Sometimes (waaaay to often) I have to check that a site I’m working on looks like it should in Internet Explorer 6, Safari on Mac or some other browser that I can’t run in Windows 7. In this case I wanted to access it from IE6 running in XP Mode. I could of course deploy it to IIS and make it publicly available, but since I’m now using IIS Express for running my sites from Visual Studio instead of the built-in web server Cassini, it almost simple to let other computers on my network access the site.

1 – Bind your application to your public IP address

Normally when you run an application in IIS Express, it’s only accessible on In order to access it from another machine, it needs to be bound to your public IP address as well. Open D:\Users[YourName]\Documents\IISExpress\config\applicationhost.config and find your site.

UPDATE FOR VISUAL STUDIO 2015: As was pointed out to me in a comment by Søren Nielsen, in Visual Studio 2015 the IIS Express configuration files have moved. They are now separate per project, and stored in /{project folder}/.vs/config/applicationhost.config. Which is much better, in my opinion, just don't forget to add .vs/ to your files!

You will find something like this:

In , add another row:

(But with your IP, and port number, of course)

2 - Allow incoming connections

If you’re running Windows 7, pretty much all incoming connections are locked down, so you need to specifically allow incoming connections to your application. First, start an administrative command prompt. Second, run these commands, replacing 192.168.1.42:58938 with whatever IP and port you are using:

netsh http add urlacl url= user=everyone

This just tells http.sys that it’s ok to talk to this url.

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="IISExpressWeb" dir=in protocol=tcp localport=58938 profile=private remoteip=localsubnet action=allow

This adds a rule in the Windows Firewall, allowing incoming connections to port 58938 for computers on your local subnet.

Source: johan.driessen.se