I have a Windows 8.1 virtual machine (VMWare Fusion 6) running on my Mac (OSX 10.9.4). In windows, I am running a site using IIS Express on a specific port. On the windows vm, I can write localhost:XXXXX as my address and get the page.
However, the localhost is different on my Mac than it is on Windows, and thus I can't simply write localhost:XXXXX on the mac. I currently have the network to "Share with my Mac" on the virtual machine settings.
What do I need to do to access the windows server from the mac?
For those finding this page using Visual Studio 2015 and Windows 10, there appears to be a difference in how IIS Express works, and this solution no longer appears to solve the issue.
I have this working now with Visual Studio 2015. The config files for the web application are now stored with the project/solution itself instead of old location in your documents folder. In the solution folder, there is a folder called
.vs, and inside that, you need to navigate to the config folder. That's where the
After that, I had to update my firewall to let IIS through (something changed where the old permission no longer worked, not sure if it's a quirk on my machine or not). Then, every thing else is as it has been described in the answer below.