ASP.NET Application Not Reading The Web.Config File

I recently ran into an interesting problem… my webservice application seemed unable to read info from the web.config file.

I tried adding some invalid < marks to the config file and the app still ran w/o any error (but still wouldn’t read the web.config appSettings or connectionString sections).

So I created another IIS application and it worked as expected.

So I deleted the troubled IIS App and recreated it.  Still broken!

The solution was to clear out the ASP.NET Temporarly Files folder in c:windows……

Once that was gone, and I restarted IIS, everything went back to normal.

 

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