The tool used to configure HTTP settings depends on the operating system the computer is running.
When running Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP, use the HttpCfg.exe tool. With Windows Server 2003 this tool is installed. With Windows XP, you can download the tool at Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools. For more information, see Httpcfg Overview.
With Windows Vista, you configure these settings with the Netsh.exe tool.
However, before you try running a Console Application or Windows Service application that hosts a WCF service with basicHttpBinding or wsHttpBinding, see this MSDN article about "Configuring HTTP and HTTPS". If you are WAS-hosted or Web App-hosted, the urlacl entries are made on your behalf.
You can view the current entries with "netsh http show urlacl". To make the changes, you’ll need to "Run as Administrator" when going into your Command Prompt.
I decided to use the following command:
netsh http add urlacl url=http://+:8080/ user=\Everyone
You should adjust the ports and/or path as necessary for your situation:
netsh http add urlacl url=http://+:8080/MyConsoleAppHostedService user=DOMAIN\user netsh http add urlacl url=http://+:8091/MyWindowsServiceHostedService user=\SYSTEM
to delete an urlacl do:
delete urlacl url=https://*:8172/