Is it possible to use remote apps with OP server running on windows?

Is it generally possible to use Octoprint remote or Octoapp when the server is running on a windows workstation?
I try to connect to Octoprint via those apps running on an android smartphone connected to the same network with the workstations IP but I get several errors. (Octoapp says "the phone can connect to the host but the port 80 does not accept incoming connections" - Octoprint Remote errors are cryptic).
Tried to open octopi.local but this doesn't even work on the workstation that is running the server. I connect to the GUI via http://localhost:5000. The tutorials out there are all for the rasberry linux systems unfortunately. Would be great to if this generally works to save further hours of testing.