Web.config Isolation

Since SharePoint comes with a lot of restrictions the Windows Home Server web applications (esp. remote access) don't work anymore. This main reasons are the security policies and SharePoint not using session states and other identity isolation technique.

To prevent the Windows Home Server web applications from inheriting the restrictions (because they are virtual directories inside the SharePoint web application) the /configuration/system.web element has to be enclosed by a location element to restrict its influence:

<location path="." inheritInChildApplications="false">

This solution has been proven to fix the issues. However it comes with a certain degree of incompatibility which has not been fully tested yet and requires further investigation. The following things are known to fail:
  • Deploy/Retraction of solutions


Last edited Feb 18, 2010 at 11:19 PM by fkollmann, version 2


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