IIS Express 8 and large web.config files – "cannot read configuration file because it exceeds the maximum file size" error message

  Consider the following scenario: You are running IIS Express 8 to test your web application and your web application contains a web.config file which is larger than 250 KB. When you run your application under IIS Express 8, you are receiving “Cannot read configuration file because it exceeds the maximum file size” error message…

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How to get an application pool configuration with appcmd.exe

Sometimes it is needed to dump out the configuration of an application pool in a text file. I have found the following command very useful for that: appcmd list apppool “test” /text:* Needless to say, test is the name of the application pool. The output will be like below: APPPOOL  APPPOOL.NAME:”test”  PipelineMode:”Classic”  RuntimeVersion:”v4.0″  state:”Started”  [add]    …

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