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IISExpress in Protuction

Is it possible to host IISExpress? I want to access dashboard server through network address http://192.168.xxx.xxx:8080 or http://mypcserver:8080

I've read this tutorial but not found any information


3 Replies

RR Rajesh Rajendiran Syncfusion Team July 6, 2017 02:59 PM UTC

Hi Hub, 

Thanks for using Syncfusion products.  

To access your Dashboard Server hosted in the IIS Express through your Network Address please, follow the below the steps, 

1. Open latest “applicationhost.config” file from the temp location of your machine. 
    For Example :   C:\Users\{UserName} \AppData\Local\Temp 

2. We need to add the network address in this file manually to host the Dashboard server through network address. Please find the node with the port number in which the dashboard server is currently installed. Say for example, you have installed dashboard server in the port number “63586”.   
Please refer the below screenshot, 

3. Now Replace, “localhost” with your Network Address and port number with mentioned port number “8080” and then save the file. 

You need to specifically allow incoming connections to your application. First, start an administrative command prompt. Second, run these commands, replacing 192.168.xxx.xxx:8080  with whatever IP and port you are using: 

> netsh http add urlacl url=http:// 192.168.xxx.xxx:8080 / user=everyone 

The below commands adds a rule in the Windows Firewall, allowing incoming connections to port 8080 for computers on your local subnet. 

> netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="IISExpressWeb" dir=in protocol=tcp localport=8080 profile=private remoteip=localsubnet action=allow 

But this is not a recommended way to access your site through Network address if it is hosted in IIS Express. Rather host the dashboard server in IIS and then publish through Network address.  

To host your Dashboard Server in IIS please follow our help documentation link given below, 

To access your site through your Network address please do the steps given below in IIS manager, 

Let us know if you face any difficulties. 

Rajesh. R 

HU Hub July 7, 2017 01:30 PM UTC

It seems that DashboardServer config is 'randomly' generated in IIS Express version.

Is there a solution for that?


MS Makila Subramaniyan Syncfusion Team July 10, 2017 12:33 PM UTC

Hi Hub, 

Yes, Application host config will be generated each time while the Dashboard server starts. 

IIS is the recommended way to access the site over the network. 

If we try to use the IISExpress, the state will be maintained until the site is stopped. 

But we have planned to maintain the file to handle the dns and port no details. 

We are logging this as FR. We have created an incident for this forum and please check the incident for more details. 

Makila S. 

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