Re: My Web.config file is being ignored - any ideas?

From: Yama (
Date: 02/19/03

From: "Yama" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 16:17:47 -0800

Hi Scott,

A few questions:

1. Do you have the web.config on the root of your server?
2. Did you create a Virtual Directory for your web with the web.config in

Try putting the web.config on the root of your inetpub\wwwroot\
You also want your \bin directory on the root.

Hope it helps,

Yama Kamyar

"Scott Cadillac" <> wrote in message
> Hello,
> I'm deploying a new ASP.NET application to a customer's site. They have
> given me VPN Access to a shared folder which is part of the IIS
> My *.ASPX are in the right place, but when I request a file remotely via
> MSIE. I'm getting the standard error page that says "you need to have
> <customErrors mode="Off"> to see any details, blah, blah, blah," - which I
> have!
> No matter what settings I try in my Web.config file - they just seem to be
> ignored. Of course I can't get on the "local" machine remotely yet, to try
> requesting http://localhost.
> And of course, even though I have Application Trace turned on (with
> localOnly="false") - I'm getting the same "hidden" error message from
> "Trace.axd".
> Any ideas?
> Everything works fine on my development Server and I have successfully
> deployed my ASP.NET solution on other Servers.
> I'm sure the "error" is permission related - but I can't even see the
> The Network Admin for the Server doesn't know anything more about .NET
> than he installed it for me.
> What kinds of things can I look for or suggest to the Network Admin?
> it be another Web.config or Machine.config file overriding my settings?
> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Cheers....
> --
> Scott