So, I have two Sharepoint web applications. Let call them Application1 and Application2.
Application1 is accessed via http://notMachineName1
Application2 is accessed via http://notMachineName2
Application 1 runs on port 80 and Application 2 runs (or should run) on port 84 and the URL's used are directed from the DNS.
Everything works as expected BUT the settings from web.config. Both applications get their settings from the same web.config, which in this case is a problem as the connectionstrings (amongst other things) are different. To clarify, these
applications use other databases than the content db's for Sharepoint and that's where my problem is, fetching data from other db's not tightly coupled with Sharepoint. The settings that both applications pick up is from the web.config
for the 80 port.
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