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Default web.config created when provisioning a new WSS/SPS site

  Asked By: Krista    Date: Mar 27    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2033

When you create a new WSS/SPS site, SharePoint sticks a default web.config in the root of the web. Is this file the same every single time you create a new site? Is it possible to modify this on a farm-by-farm basis and have all sites/portals that are created use this new one?

For example, are ALL sites that are created set to use WSS_Minimal by default as the CAS policy?



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Answer #1    Answered By: Chantal Rosa     Answered On: Mar 27

When you first extend an IIS web  site, sharepoint  will use the
web.config found in the config  folder of the "60 hive". There are
several variations here but I haven't researched how the different
template options may effect which .config file  is chosen.

Try changing the trust level in this web.config and then extend a new
IIS Web site. You will see the change in the default  web.config used for
that new Virtual Server. Unfortunately, I believe that this is a
farm-level only option. It would be great if you could specify a
different web.config for a custom site  definition but I don't know how
to do this.