how to edit the existing configuration editor search settings in IIS RRS feed

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  • User-235541030 posted

    Hi Everyone,

    please let me know how to edit the existing configuration editor search settings in IIS, I would like to add the new folders in the search configuration.

    let us know.


    Monday, May 20, 2019 11:24 AM

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  • User753101303 posted


    Not crystal clear. I don't remember to have ever seen something called "configuration editor search settings" in IIS. Do you mean that your app is using a search service such as https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/search/windows-search ???

    Or you mean the web.config editor ? It just allows to edit the configuration for the app you configured and don't see how it could be related to "search directories" ? (ah or you try to edit a web.config file found in a web app subfolder ????)

    Keep in mind we have no other context than what you told us.

    Monday, May 20, 2019 1:19 PM
  • User-235541030 posted

    Hi PatriceSC,

    Thanks for your reply, In IIS - select the web application -> configuration editor -> Action -> Search configuration  I am asking about this one.

    guide how to change the existing one.


    Monday, May 20, 2019 4:43 PM
  • User753101303 posted

    Ok this is the config file editor but I'm still confused about what you mean by "adding new folders". It should show all config files found under a site or accross all sites if used at the server level (but could be longer to scan all sites) and it seems this search box alllows to find a particular section in all those files. You don't mean you are trying to write an IIS console plugin ???

    I don't think you can use that to edit a config file which is not under any web site if this is what you mean. https://forums.iis.net/ could be better for this question and explain there what is the final goal you are trying to reach.

    Monday, May 20, 2019 5:22 PM