I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 within Virtual Box v4 with os x 10.6 as my host.
Within Windows Server, I am running IIS and I have successfully been able to access my web server with Internet Explorer 8 --> http://localhost because I get the basic IIS home page. . So I know IIS 7.5 is running.
Under virtual box's network settings, I change from NAT to Bridged so that I can access the IIS server outside the VM in my Macintosh OS X environment in Safari. From within the Windows Server environment, I open up "cmd.exe" and enter "ipconfig", which gives me the IP address assigned by the router (starting with 192.168.X.X).
I open Safari 5 from OS X, and navigate to 192.168.X.X IP address, and again I successfully see the basic IIS home page. This is great, but now if I move to a different desk with a different physical machine and try to access 192.168.X.X it has no clue what I'm talking about.
So I'm wondering what I need to do? Do I need to account for default gateway? Is there another setting that needs to be changed?