Adding a second ASP.Net application

Hi,
I want to add a second web application to our server.

The existing one (ISSVIP) is using a sqlmembership provider, i can see it in my Sql Server management studio, the db is called aspnetdb.

I can see inside the db, in the aspnet_Applications table, there is one row as follows:
ApplicationName = /
LoweredApplicationName = /
ApplicationID = some gibberish text, presuming the id of this particular app
Description = ISSVIP

I tried adding another web app (ROVA) to IIS, and the Default page loads fine.

The problem starts when i try to add users to this new application. When i run the ASP.Net configuration tool, it tells me that I already have users and roles defined in the system.  It's taking the list of users and roles from the first app, ISSVIP.

How do i separate these app while still using the same provider? inside the aspnet_Applications table i still see only 1 application.

i tried changing the following, but the first app stopped working when i made these changes..
1) i edited the applicationName property of <membership><profile> to \ISSVIP
2) i edited the value of ApplicationName inside aspnet_Applications to \ISSVIP

any help is appreciated.

Thanks
GCCTECHIEAsked:
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GCCTECHIEAuthor Commented:
hi ged325,

thanks, however, i don't want a single sign on. i wanted the aspnetdb to hold logins for different applications.

I tried adding the machinekey as instructed:
<machineKey decryptionKey="AutoGenerate" validation="SHA1" validationKey="AutoGenerate" />

but that didn't make a difference. when i go into the ASP.net configuration tool for the 2nd app, it's still showing that i already have 25 users (from the first app)
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GCCTECHIEAuthor Commented:
hi,

after meddling a bit more, i think i finally got it to work.

here are the settings in web.config for each application.

'in ISSVendorPortal's web.config

<system.web>
'...
  <roleManager enabled="true" />
  <membership>
    <providers>
    <add connectionStringName="LocalSqlServer" 
enablePasswordRetrieval="false" 
enablePasswordReset="true" requiresQuestionAndAnswer="true" 
applicationName="/ISSVendorPortal" 
requiresUniqueEmail="false" passwordFormat="Hashed" 
maxInvalidPasswordAttempts="5" 
minRequiredPasswordLength="6" minRequiredNonalphanumericCharacters="0" 
passwordAttemptWindow="10" 
passwordStrengthRegularExpression=""
name="AspNetSql2008MembershipProvider" type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider,System.Web,Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" />
    </providers>
  </membership>
<machineKey decryptionKey="AutoGenerate" validation="SHA1" validationKey="AutoGenerate" />
</system.web>
-----------------------------------
'in ROVA's web.config
<system.web>
'...
 <roleManager enabled="true" >
   <providers>
   <clear/>
   <add name="AspNetSqlRoleProvider" connectionStringName="LocalSqlServer" applicationName="/ROVA" type="System.Web.Security.SqlRoleProvider, System.Web, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" />
   </providers>
  </roleManager>
  <membership defaultProvider="AspNetSql2008MembershipProvider">
   <providers>
   <clear/>
   <add connectionStringName="LocalSqlServer" enablePasswordRetrieval="false" enablePasswordReset="true" requiresQuestionAndAnswer="true" requiresUniqueEmail="false" passwordFormat="Hashed" maxInvalidPasswordAttempts="5" minRequiredPasswordLength="6" minRequiredNonalphanumericCharacters="0" passwordAttemptWindow="10" passwordStrengthRegularExpression="" applicationName="/ROVA" name="AspNetSql2008MembershipProvider" type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider,System.Web,Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a"/>
   </providers>
  </membership>
  <machineKey decryptionKey="AutoGenerate" validation="SHA1" validationKey="AutoGenerate"/>
</system.web>

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i tried to replicate the same settings in both applications, however it won't work with the first one. so i left the first as it is.

but right now, i could get two different web apps using the same aspnetdb. it lists 2 different applications in aspnet_Applications table, and it has separate RoleIDs, and users are also tied to the respective applications.
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