IIS 7 Tip #1 Finding all the web.configs

Often during troubleshooting we need to figure out the locations of all the web.config files that could potentially affect a web application. With IIS 7.0 the configuration is now decentralized and settings could be spread out over a bunch of config files.

Appcmd provides an easy way to locate all the web.config files that affect IIS / ASP.NET settings.

 appcmd search config

This will list all the locations that IIS would read for a config file including all virtual directories under a website. The best part is that it also scans physical folders that are not marked as applications.



This article marks the start of a series where I will be posting tips that help administering IIS 7. If you have a tip that you want to share send it to me via the email link on the top.

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