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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 server extensions\14\CONFIG.

Does it need to be coppied on every server? Is it possible to automate the deployment of this file in a wsp?

Once the file has been ditrubuted I need to run stsadm -o copyappbincontent on each server to recreate the web.config file. To confirm if I add a new server I will not need to do this?

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I am tring to add the following to the web.config

<add name="MySPXmlContentMapProvider" siteMapFile="myxml.sitemap" type="Microsoft.SharePoint.Navigation.SPXmlContentMapProvider, Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" /> 

This was provided in answer Cross Site Collection Navigation

Edit 2 how-to-add-assemblies-into-gac-web-applications-bin-folder-using-wsps-created-using-visual-studio-2010 shows how you can add a dll. In visual studios I can under advance in the Manifest Tempalte I can add:

<RootFiles>
    <RootFile Location="CONFIG\webconfig.myname.xml" />
</RootFiles>

When I go to deploy the project I get:

Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Error: Cannot find this file specified in the manifest file: CONFIG\webconfig.myname.xml

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In Visual Studio 2010 you can add Mapped folders which will deploy any file you want to any folder within SharePointRoot on every server.

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