troubleshooting Question

migrate web.config to another server

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I encrypt the web.config file for my application using this command :

aspnet_regiis.exe -pef "connectionStrings" "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\application1" -prov "DataProtectionConfigurationProvider"

aspnet_regiis.exe -pef "appSettings" "C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\application1" -prov "DataProtectionConfigurationProvider"

And we got the web.config ecnrypted perfectly.

Regarding the encrypted web.config, what should I do if we want to migrate to other server, what is the correct step :
- simply copy the encrypted web.config into new server


- copy the plain web.config then rerun those 2 commands on the new server?

the issue the we are facing : In our client, we are not allowed to execute those 2 command on the new server.

Kindly advise. thanks
Brad Howe
Senior Enterprise Architect
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