Web.config is the main settings and configuration file for an ASP.NET web application (which SharePoint is dependent on). The file is an XML document that defines configuration information regarding the web application.This file stores the information about how the web application will act. The ...

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SPWebConfigModification for one web application - not all

I'm struggling with applying a SPWebConfigModification for just one web application. Microsoft says (SPWebConfigModification Class) in How to: Add and Remove Web.config Settings Programmatically: ...
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modify web.config programatically to add a workflow authorized type

I need to add a line in the web.config under authorizedtypes, I want to do it with a wsp solution so that sharepoint takes care of syncrhonizing it with other front end servers. I just want to put ...
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Web.Config changes to extended sites programatically

How can you add web.config changes to Extended sites programatically? SPWebConfigModification class does this for both the Main web application and extended web application. I want to do it only for ...
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Use a supplemental .config file just for a web application

I'm trying to add a section into the web.config of a SharePoint 2010 application and I created a webconfig.myname.xml in the \14\CONFIG folder. I then ran the following command to apply the changes: ...
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SharePoint detailed errors are not shown

I have the following settings in my Web.Config <customErrors mode="Off" /> and CallStack="true" But still detailed errors are not shown (the default error message asking us to make the ...
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How to get a web.config file in a sharepoint 2010 publishing site?

I am working on a sharepoint 2010 project and I noticed in the soultion their is no web.config. I asked one of my fellow co-workers and he mentioned something about we don't have access to to it as ...
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SharePoint 2007 Preventing Funky Characters in Web.Config

We're not exactly sure what's causing this issue but our web.config in one of our Shared Services Providers just appeared to randomly have several funky "square like" characters. Does anyone know why ...
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Add custom error handler at beginning of modules section in web.config (not manually)

Is there a way to put an error handler HTTPModule at the beginning of the modules section in web.config without doing this manually? I've tried the supplemental web.config approach like this: ...
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Any change to Web.config causes SharePoint to crash/burn

I tried to add a safecontrol to my web.config file and SharePoint crashed (yellow/white asp.net error screen). I undid my changes and saved the file and the error continued. The only way I was able ...
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web.config Entries not Being Removed During Feature Deactivation

I'm writing a web application scoped feature receiver to make changes to web.config using SPWebConfigModification. Adding entries is working well. My problem is removing the entries. When stepping ...
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Sharepoint web.config deployment

I have sharepoint project which has own customized web.config file. In package I have customized config, but I need to apply those changes to second sharepoint server where are sources deployed. Have ...
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How do I set CallStack=“false” but still get the exception in a custom error handler?

I've got a pretty custom SharePoint 2010 Server solution. We have a custom HttpModule setup for error handling (relevant code provided below): public class ErrorHandlerModule : IHttpModule { ...
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Web.config backups

Can we prevent the automated backup of moss web.config files or limit the number of them?
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How do you create webpart-specific config files?

How do you create application specific config files for a GAC-deployed webpart in SharePoint 2010? Which one or more of app.config/web.config/supplemental config are appropriate to use for webparts? ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Custom Error Pages 404

I want to configure a custom 404 page for my SharePoint 2010 environment. My first task was to create a custom 404 page (htm). and save it under c:\inetpub\custerr\en-US\404Custom.htm After this I ...
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Can't remove web.config entries with SPWebConfigurationModification

I have a problem with removing web.config entries. To add entries with the SPWebConfigurationModification is no problem, but whether i try to remove this entries again nothing happens. Any idea why? ...
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How to register an ashx handler through sharepoint 2010 farm solution

I have a 3rd party control that i want to add to the web part. That 3rd party control uses a generic ASHX handler. I can always add the registration to the actual WFE web.config but it's a bit ...
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View callstack of unknown error

I've set <system.web> <customErrors mode="Off" /> </system.web> in my web.config file, but i'm still getting 'unknown error' instead of the stacktrace on my pages. How can I ...
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How to access web.config entries when deploying from Visual Studio?

I'm working on a project in SP/VS2010 that contains features with event receivers that require access to appsettings keys in the web application's web.config. While I've checked that the features can ...
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Adding and removing Web.config settings on a per Web app basis in SP2010

I am currently in the process of documenting some development best practises in advance of beginning dev on SP2010. One issue we have at present is that we make changes to web.config files manually. ...
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Problem with PageParserPaths when web.config on different port

I have ported a SP site from a dev server to a live server, as may be seen in other questions, and have another problem. I have 1 page which uses some server side code to run. On dev it works, on ...
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Supplemental .config File

I wish to make a change to the web.config file. I know you can do this by using a supplemental config file. I know that the file needs to be coppied to %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web ...
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SharePoint - 14/Layouts web config changes programatically

I want to add web config changes to my 14/LAYOUTS/web.config file. How can i achieve this.
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What is neccesary to write to filesystem from a Web Part?

How can I allow a web part to create a file on a unc path? I have a location with ntfs permissions set to everyone\full control and am getting 'access denied' messages. The SP2010 app pool is running ...
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SPWebConfigModification class will not update Central Admin application's web.config file

Using SharePoint 2010 I am trying to use the SPWebConfigModification class to make some basic changes to web.config files on applications in the farm, including the Central Administration web.config ...
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Should I increase MaxControls in the SafeMode section of my web.config?

In my SharePoint web.config, the SafeMode section has a MaxControls attribute that's set to 200 by default. I would like to increase this number but am concerned about possible Production performance ...
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Locate Web.config for Host-named site collection in SharePoint 2010

How can I locate the web.config for a host-named site collection ? or Which web.config can I use for making web.config related changes for a host-named site collection ?
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Accessing connection string in custom job

I have configured connection string in my IIS since I'm reusing it through my sharepoint solutions and custom services running next to sharepoint sites. I'm using following snippet throughout my ...
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Setting customErrors attribute

When activating a feature on a site I am getting a Runtime Error page that indicates to set customError mode attribute to Off in order to see the error. I have changed the web.config in my IIS folder ...
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Access Denied Error while updating the web.config

I am using a third party control for my application in SharePoint 2010 and I need to add entries in the web.config of the web application. Programmatically I have added the entries in the code and ...
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Editing web.config file from a feature using linq

I have custom web.config functionality that uses Linq to merge elements into a web.config based on a template file. I would like to use this in a feature so I can get it to merge all web.configs in a ...
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SPWebConfigModification adding child nodes in undesired order

I have some code that uses SPWebConfigModification to add a couple of nodes to the system.webServer/modules section. What I want to do is add a <remove name="MyModule" /> and then an <add ...
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Deleted Feature Receiver is Still Running

Here is a complicated one I have been banging my head against for months. I have a SharePoint 2010 site feature with a custom navigation provider. I have created a feature receiver that will add the ...
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Disable users from entering to default page

How to redirect users to http://serverName/Page/default.aspx When they enter http://serverName/default.aspx The first url opens root site, which shows all the contents in SharePoint Site. But I ...
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Features Overwriting Each Other Changes in Web.config

We've two features both are designed to update (and modify) the web.config. One feature doesn't have any interface it is a SPJob which run on feature activation and copy user controls into web ...
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ViewState across servers in a SharePoint Farm

When a new server is added to a farm will SharePoint automatically synchronise the machine key such that view state will work across the farm, or is a manual operation required?
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Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error

I am new to SharePoint. I am developing a web part. I that I have created the .aspx page. When I am going to access that page by the URL it throws an error like. Runtime Error Description: An ...
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Is it possible to unextend a web application from a specific WFE?

I have a scenario that I can't seem to find a good solution to. I have two servers in my SharePoint farm, one of them is the legitimate web front end that external users connect to, the other is not ...
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The DataSourceID of 'V4QuickLaunchMenu' must be the ID of a control of type IHierarchicalDataSource

I am trying to make a left navigation bar to SharePoint 2010 with this teckniq=http://www.helpmeonsharepoint.com/2012/03/custom-sharepoint-top-menu-and.html I Have got this Error massage: The ...
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Sharepoint web.config deployment

I have SharePoint app which we are deploying to another SharePoint server and I need to update target server web.config with changes made on source server web.config. Can somebody advise me how to ...
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Setting individual WFE config setting

As per my understanding SPWebConfigModification class modifies the web.config across the farm, including all WFE. Are there any workaround to set some WFE specific web.config setting, like licence key ...
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web.confg httpRuntime changes - wss vs. wse

I'm trying to allow large file uploads from inside a web part, and I'm having some timeout issues. I'm attempting to increase the executionTimeout to deal with this, but I've seen different ...
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Web.Config Entry

HI I am trying to deploy a web site from my friend in SharePoint 2010. How ever I am not sure under which node / child in web . config file I have to insert the below code? Could any one please help ...
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HttpModule does not register

I recently need to register a custom HttpModule to intercept the mobile redirection feature. I followed this tutorial. At one point, I need to register my HttpModule in the web.config and put my DLL ...
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How to create a “select” custom property?

In a Webpart I want to set some customs properties. I have this code [Personalizable(PersonalizationScope.Shared), WebBrowsable(true), WebDisplayName("myName"), WebDescription("myDescription"), ...
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With FBA, why do providers need to be registered in Central Admin web.config?

I have a web application that uses forms-based authentication. As part of the process of setting this up (e.g. these instructions), I need to register the FBA membership and role providers in Central ...
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Register user controls (ascx) in web.config?

Since ASP.NET 2.0 I usually register reusable user controls in web.config, rather then register it in every page with <%@ Register %> directives. Is there any "Sharepoint way" to do it for ...
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Accessing page from LAYOUTS, how to turn off custom errors

I have a custom page that I access through myspaddress/_layouts/folder/default.aspx. Great. Awesome. However, lately it's showing a runtime error. All I can get though is the standard "Server Error ...
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What are the typical reasons for modifying SharePoint web.config

In code utilizing SPWebConfigModification what would the typical reasons be for wanting to modify Two examples I know of are: Adding a Safe control to the config, and making general changes to the ...
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Table of contents web part remove max 50 limit - without editing the web.config file

I know that to remove the max 50 limit on a TOC web part you can edit the web.config file by adding DynamicChildLimit="0", but I unfortunately do not have access to the server itself to be able to do ...