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I'm really new with Sitecore and I'm not sure where to perform this change. So far I only know the CMS web interface which is very limited. How can I locate the web.config file? What tool should I use? Should I connect Visual Studio with the site or should I perform a remote desktop connection?

Thank you so much for your help in advance.

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For location, just open IIS, locate your website and in the right pane click explore.

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Just to get your started down the right path, you never ever want to edit the web.config directly. You want to use a tool like SlowCheetah and transform your web.config, adding/removing what you need. If you edit it directly, it makes upgrading and deploying more difficult. Below I believe is the transform you are looking for.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration xmlns:xdt="http://schemas.microsoft.com/XML-Document-Transform">  
    <system.webServer>
      <httpErrors errorMode="Custom" existingResponse="Auto" xdt:Transform="Replace">
            <remove statusCode="403" />
            <remove statusCode="404" />
            <remove statusCode="500" />
            <error statusCode="500" responseMode="Redirect" path="/500.html" />
            <error statusCode="403" responseMode="Redirect" path="/404.html" />
            <error statusCode="404" responseMode="Redirect" path="/404.html" />
        </httpErrors>
    </system.webServer>
</configuration>
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Go to IIS where your website is hosted and running. Open your website in explorer and you should be able to locate web config file. Path may look like below.

~\WWWRoot\"YourSiteInstance"\

Alternatively, You can have a look at all the configs by running below link in the browser.

https://"YourSiteInstance"/sitecore/admin/showconfig.aspx

To setup 404, visit below link

How do you setup a 404 and 500 error page for missing files and media items?

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  • This has been really helpful, thank you so much. Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 14:56

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