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HowTo: Accessing the ASP.NET Web Configuration Tool in Visual Studio 2013

Don’t run these commands as an CMD administrator. You will get an Invalid Application path. As many of you have noticed, the option to select “ASP.Net Web Configuration Manager” is no longer in Visual Studio 2013 Preview. This is due to the removal of the Visual Studio Development Server (or Cassini) from the product. However, […]

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HowTo: Encrypt SQL Server Connection String for ASP.NET

Encrypt ASP.NET connection strings stored in the web.config file using RSA encryption. This is to ensure that connection strings that use SQL authentication and contain usernames and passwords are not stored in plain text. From the command line type in: “C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe” -pef “connectionStrings” “C:\inetpub\wwwroot”

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