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I am trying to connect to an online Access database that resides in the "DataBase" folder within my wwwroot folder. The last few lines are what I added to the bottom of my Web.Config file.
I am getting an error on the second last line "The targetFramework attribute is not allowed". What does this mean? Also if my database is online is that the right path
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<configuration>

    <appSettings/>
    <connectionStrings/>
    <system.web>
        <!-- 
            Visual Basic options:
            Set strict="true" to disallow all data type conversions 
            where data loss can occur. 
            Set explicit="true" to force declaration of all variables.
        -->
        <compilation debug="true" strict="false" explicit="true">

        </compilation>
    <!--
      The <authentication> section enables configuration 
      of the security authentication mode used by 
      ASP.NET to identify an incoming user. 
    -->
    <authentication mode="Windows" />
    <!--
       The <customErrors> section enables configuration 
       of what to do if/when an unhandled error occurs 
       during the execution of a request. Specifically, 
       it enables developers to configure html error pages 
       to be displayed in place of a error stack trace.

       <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="GenericErrorPage.htm">
         <error statusCode="403" redirect="NoAccess.htm" />
         <error statusCode="404" redirect="FileNotFound.htm" />
       </customErrors>
    -->
        <pages>
          <namespaces>
            <clear />
            <add namespace="System" />
            <add namespace="System.Collections" />
            <add namespace="System.Collections.Generic" />
            <add namespace="System.Collections.Specialized" />
            <add namespace="System.Configuration" />
            <add namespace="System.Text" />
            <add namespace="System.Text.RegularExpressions" />
            <add namespace="System.Web" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.Caching" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.SessionState" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.Security" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.Profile" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.UI" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.UI.WebControls" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.UI.HtmlControls" />
          </namespaces>
        </pages>
    </system.web>


  <connectionStrings>
    <add name="WhatEverNameYouWant" connectionString="Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=\Database\Contacts.accdb;User Id=myLogin;Password=myPass;" providerName="System.Data.OleDb"/>
  </connectionStrings>
  <system.web>
    <compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.0"/>
  </system.web>


</configuration>

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Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
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If you read your config file carefully you will see that there is already a <connectionStrings /> element at the top, you don't need to define a second one at the bottom you, simply add to the existing one.

Your path should be ok because you are specifying a path relative to the root of your site.

If you are using Visual Studio 2010 then you can get rid of the "targetFramework" attribute as you only need it when you want to target an earlier version of the framework.

Finally, your database name shows that you are using Access 2007/10, so the driver you are using needs updating. Your overall config  should look something like:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<configuration>

    <appSettings/>
    <connectionStrings>
    <add name="WhatEverNameYouWant" connectionString="Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=\Database\Contacts.accdb;User Id=myLogin;Password=myPass;" providerName="System.Data.OleDb"/>
    </connectionStrings>
    <system.web>
        <!-- 
            Visual Basic options:
            Set strict="true" to disallow all data type conversions 
            where data loss can occur. 
            Set explicit="true" to force declaration of all variables.
        -->
        <compilation debug="true" strict="false" explicit="true">

        </compilation>
    <!--
      The <authentication> section enables configuration 
      of the security authentication mode used by 
      ASP.NET to identify an incoming user. 
    -->
    <authentication mode="Windows" />
    <!--
       The <customErrors> section enables configuration 
       of what to do if/when an unhandled error occurs 
       during the execution of a request. Specifically, 
       it enables developers to configure html error pages 
       to be displayed in place of a error stack trace.

       <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="GenericErrorPage.htm">
         <error statusCode="403" redirect="NoAccess.htm" />
         <error statusCode="404" redirect="FileNotFound.htm" />
       </customErrors>
    -->
        <pages>
          <namespaces>
            <clear />
            <add namespace="System" />
            <add namespace="System.Collections" />
            <add namespace="System.Collections.Generic" />
            <add namespace="System.Collections.Specialized" />
            <add namespace="System.Configuration" />
            <add namespace="System.Text" />
            <add namespace="System.Text.RegularExpressions" />
            <add namespace="System.Web" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.Caching" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.SessionState" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.Security" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.Profile" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.UI" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.UI.WebControls" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts" />
            <add namespace="System.Web.UI.HtmlControls" />
          </namespaces>
        </pages>
    </system.web>
</configuration>

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Thanks very much
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