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Dear all in code project:

hi every body
In fact, i have very big problem scince many days
and i hope that you can help me
I make web site in with C# and my server is my local computer
When i make run to the project in Visual Studio 2005 that error appears with this massage:

It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition='MachineToApplication' beyond application level. This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS.

It tell me that the error found in configuration file at that line:

<authentication mode="Windows">

Please note that I make setup for iis before i setup Visual Studio 2005
I have windows xp

Please help me...
Thank for all
Updated 17-Jan-20 3:57am
Sandeep Mewara 6-Sep-10 2:31am    
Instead of using 'Add Comment' feature you used answer button to talk to me. I didn't got any notification and was totally unaware.

You should always use 'Add Comment' feature to respond to an answer. Hope you got this with an example here.

If you have multiple configuration files (web.config) causes that error . Having multiple web.config even in separate directoriyes means you want "multiple" applications in which case you need to make them "virtual directory" in IIS or in hosting if you want your app online
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Its caused by references in my case.Just remove your reference from a solution explorer which is on different location which you have added recently.If u want to add that reference in your website just copy it paste in project solution explorer than add it by using add references
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Vincent Maverick Durano 3-Aug-18 12:07pm    
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I think this is what you need to look at :[^]

Basically you can only put few settings that are allowed in sub folders like appsettings, authorization, etc. Please remove unnecessary web.config entries from all the web.config.
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Sandeep Mewara 6-Sep-10 2:30am    
Comment from OP:
Thank you very much Mr.Abhishek
It is exactly what i want and it is solved my problem

Do you have multiple Web.Config file in your root folder? Generally that is the cause of this error.
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Abhishek Sur 5-Sep-10 18:50pm    
thanks for your answer

yes i have multiple Web.Config file but other Web.Config file in subfolder and the root folder have only one Web.Config file.

Please any one can help me please
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