app.config and a global config file in windows forms app

I created a DLL that in the app.config file I pointed to a global file out on a shared drive.  The dll's app.config is named DLLname.dll.config.  I assumed that the DLL would use this file to see what the settings are that are stored.  It seems that when I use the DLL in one of my applications, the code in the dll that I thought was using the dll's app.config, is using the actual applications app.config...

Before I had all of my db connections stored in the apps app.config, but I wanted to move them out to a global file that could be used by all of my apps.

This "global.config" works if I put the db connections in the file used by the application and where the application poonts, but doesn't work if I put them where the dll's dll.config file points...

Is the dll only going to take what the actual application is using and not the dll's config file?
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rgn2121Author Commented:
What about using the ConnectionStrings property of the configuration manager...
 <connectionStrings configSource="\\some_path.config">
This is the inner exception for the error that I get...
"The configSource attribute must be a relative physical path.
rgn2121Author Commented:
I can use the code below in my app.config and point to a global config file for the app, but I was trying to store all my db connections in one config file and access them from any application using the connectionStrings is my app.config file...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
  <connectionStrings configSource="\\\Apps\Common\GlobalConnections.config">
  <appSettings file="\\\Apps\Common\MyApp\Global.config">

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rgn2121Author Commented:
Nevermind...found this along the way...
"It must refer to a file in the same directory or in a subdirectory as the configuration file."
I will go back to what I was doing...thanks for the help and link.
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