Application hosted in IIS is accesible with the host name from some machines but not in others RRS feed

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  • User901946724 posted

    I hosted an application under default website in IIS. the application is windows authenticated intranet Application. When I try to access the application outside the hosted server. I am able to access it with the host name from some machines. while the other machines throw error message "The resource cannot be found". in these machines(where i get the error) if i try to access with the IP address instead of host name i am able to access the site.

    my host server name is kdev

    i try to Access the application as http:\kdev\usersetupapp\home.aspx This works fine in some machines. but not in other system I am able to access the application with the IP adress as shown below


    Please help me resolving the issue

    Also please let me know if it is fine to host an intranet application under default website itself, or do I need to host it as a separate website. Also If i have to host as separate website do i need to ad DNS entry for the host name?


    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:03 AM


  • User-549590233 posted

    you need to add host entry in your server in which your application has been deployed..

    Steps : navigate to following path 


    you ll find hosts file there.

    add host name there you will able to access your application.

    example SERVERNAME

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:35 AM