If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out the new administration tool which allows you to view and change:
1. Security settings
• Authentication type
• Configure role based authorization
2. Application settings – yes, finally there is a tool to help you create and update web.config file
3. Take an application offline
4. Configure SMTP
5. Turn on debugging and tracing
6. Define default error page
7. Specify a data provider that stores user membership (SQL and Access databases supported out-of-the-box)
To view the site settings, navigate to
You can also navigate to it from Visual Studio – open your web project, then, from the Website menu, select ASP.NET configuration.
The source for the admin tool’s pages is found in C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\ASP.NETWebAdminFiles folder.