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What was the difference between machine.config and
web.config files

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What was the difference between machine.config and web.config files..

Answer / vijay

machine. config is configuration file for all the
application in the IIS.
web.config is a configuration file for a application or folder

machine.config for machine level configuration.
web.config for a application/folder level configuration

Is This Answer Correct ?    86 Yes 4 No

What was the difference between machine.config and web.config files..

Answer / ranjeet kumar

web.config files apply settings to each web application,

but

machine.congig file apply settings to all asp.net
applications.

Is This Answer Correct ?    52 Yes 6 No

What was the difference between machine.config and web.config files..

Answer / kinge

web.config file for only use single web application but
machine .config use whole application

Is This Answer Correct ?    34 Yes 1 No

What was the difference between machine.config and web.config files..

Answer / saransony

Configuration files are used to control and manage the
behavior of a web application.
Machine.config
Web.config
Difference between Machine.Config and Web.Config?
Machine.Config:
This is automatically installed when you install Visual
Studio. Net.
This is also called machine level configuration file.
Only one machine.config file exists on a server.
This file is at the highest level in the configuration
hierarchy.
Web.Config:
This is automatically created when you create an ASP.Net
web application project.
This is also called application level configuration file.
This file inherits setting from the machine.config
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Is This Answer Correct ?    36 Yes 3 No

What was the difference between machine.config and web.config files..

Answer / guest

it supports configuration file section for all application
in IIS -----> machine.config


contains security policy ----->web.config

Is This Answer Correct ?    20 Yes 2 No

What was the difference between machine.config and web.config files..

Answer / reha

when you want to set some settings/properties common to all
the applications falling under same web server then go for
machine.config. If you want apply the settings individually
to each web application then go for web.config.

Is This Answer Correct ?    14 Yes 2 No

What was the difference between machine.config and web.config files..

Answer / preetika sharma

Web.config is scoped to a particular directory. we use it
to ovverride the machine.config for a particular
application or application folder.

Is This Answer Correct ?    10 Yes 1 No

What was the difference between machine.config and web.config files..

Answer / sandhya

1)Machine.config is used to store machine level settings
Web.config is used to store per application based settings

2)We can have more than one web.config files but only one
machine.config

3)Web.config overrides the machine.config file.

If we store different values on both for a single key, the
application will get the value from the web.config file

Is This Answer Correct ?    10 Yes 2 No

What was the difference between machine.config and web.config files..

Answer / sanjay maurya

What are the two types of configuration files supported by
ASP.Net?
Configuration files are used to control and manage the
behavior of a web application.
? Machine.config
? Web.config
Difference between Machine.Config and Web.Config?
Machine.Config:
? This is automatically installed when you install Visual
Studio. Net.
? This is also called machine level configuration file.
? Only one machine.config file exists on a server.
? This file is at the highest level in the configuration
hierarchy.
Web.Config:
? This is automatically created when you create an ASP.Net
web application project.
? This is also called application level configuration file.
? This file inherits setting from the machine.config

Is This Answer Correct ?    4 Yes 0 No

What was the difference between machine.config and web.config files..

Answer / sanjay bisht

machine. config is configuration file for all the
application in the IIS.
web.config is a configuration file for a application or
folder

machine.config for machine level configuration.
web.config for a application/folder level configuration

Is This Answer Correct ?    5 Yes 3 No

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