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Sunday, February 16, 2014

What is difference between machine.config and web.config file in Asp.Net?




Here in this post we will discuss about difference between machine.config file and web.config file in asp.net.

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Machine.config:
- It gets created at the time of Visual Studio installation.

- There can be only one machine.config file exists in a server.

- This is only for machine level configuration like requestLimit, memoryLimit, ClientConnectedCheck  etc.

Machine.config file located in below location:
\WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\[Framework Version]\CONFIG\machine.config

Example:
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Config

Web.config:
- This got created when you create a web application project.

- This contains information for the application level. And this file inherits setting from the Machine.config file.

- we can store information like Database connection string, session details etc in web.config file.

Some points to remember:
- The settings made in the Web.config file are applied to that particular web application only whereas the settings of Machine.config file are applied to the whole asp.net application.

- web.config file inherits settings from machine.config file.



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