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Configuration Store (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

IIS 7 uses a new XML-based configuration store that is modeled after the ASP.NET configuration. IIS configuration is stored in the ApplicationHost.config file and can also be distributed among Web.config files for sites, applications, and directories. Settings configured at one level are inherited automatically by lower levels, unless they have been locked to prevent changes. By default, the server administrator is the only user who has permission to view and edit the ApplicationHost.config file.

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