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Machine Key during migration form IIS6 to 8.5

Posted on 2016-07-28
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Hi ALL,

When migrate the web Site from IIS 6 to IIS 8.5 , how would I deal with machine key settings in web.config file.

what is the appropriate way to migrate this or should I just leave it as it is

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chanderpal singh rathore earned 500 total points
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Hi,

You can either generate the machine key from the server having IIS8 from below URL and add this in your webconfig file :

http://www.eggheadcafe.com/articles/GenerateMachineKey/GenerateMachineKey.aspx

OR

You can go through the below link for most of the possible solutions for machine key error:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/kb/2915218


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Chanderpal
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Thanks Chanderpal,

I am wondering , What happens if I just leave the machine key as it is without changing it.

If I just copy the web .config as it is. Since the machine key was generated for the old server, do you think it will break something

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