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Add new Tag in webconfig file in install shield


I am trying to add new tag in the web config file using install shield script, but is not success. please help on this

<limits connectionTimeout="00:40:00" /> is the tag has to be added in the below config.

<site name="UDE-WebAPI" id="24">
<application path="/" applicationPool="UDE-WebAPI">
<virtualDirectory path="/" physicalPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\Panasonic\UDE\WebAPI\" />
<binding protocol="http" bindingInformation="*:8011:" />
<limits connectionTimeout="00:40:00" />


I am using Install shield 2014 version




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Hi @pokkireddy,

You can add the new tag to web.config file through the "XML File Changes" view in  InstallShield. 

As well InstallShield IIS view is having a setting to configure the application session time out :

Session Timeout (minutes)

Specify the number of minutes that a session can remain idle before the server terminates it automatically. If the end user does not refresh or request a page within the timeout period, the session ends. The default value is 20 minutes.


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This is not session timeout


i need to modify the config file from c":\\windows\system32\inetsrv\config\applicationHost.config "

so cannot use "XML File Changes"


Please share the installshield script to add the new tag.

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Hi @pokkireddy,

In that case, you have to write your own custom action to update the "applicationHost.config" file and sequence it after InstallShield configure your web sites.


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