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Encrypting an ASP.NET web application connection strings by directory

To encrypt an ASP.NET application’s connection strings by the path of the application, navigate to the .NET framework folder  %windows%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\versionNumber Open the command prompt as administrator and point to the .Net directory and run the command ASPNET_REGIIS -pef “connectionStrings” “C:\Inetpub\<Application Folder>” (Point to the directory not the web.config file) If successful the following should be displayed.