What is difference between abc.config and abc.exe.config? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Can you provide me explanation about it?

    I have application abc.exe ,when i run it on Windows Server 2003 it is asking for abc.config.

    but when i run it on Win7,the app is working fine.

    I do see the CONFIG File Type on Win7 for abc.exe.config

    and XML configuration file on Windows Server 2003.


    Is there any difference between this 2 type?



    Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:53 AM


All replies

  • According to another thread it seemed to have to have with the manifest. Take a look in this thread and see if it helps you.


    • Marked as answer by Vikram Barche Saturday, August 13, 2011 5:58 PM
    Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:59 AM

    Hi Vikram,


    I am writing to check the status of the issue on your side. Would you mind letting us know the result of the suggestions? It seems that the manifest is the point.


    If you have got answers, please remember to mark answer and close this thread.

    If not, any more concerns, please feel free to let us know.


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    Friday, August 12, 2011 2:45 AM
  • Thank You Andreas,

    link given by you in answer took me to answer of my all questions.

    Also,I came to know about known bug on Windows Server 2003 platform.

    I would suggest anyone  those who want to know more about this ,please visit below link.



    Microsoft Connect-


    Thank a lot


    Saturday, August 13, 2011 6:06 PM