Storage zones controller

Reference: Storage zones controller configuration files

This reference provides an overview to the storage zones controller configuration files:

  • AppSettingsRelease.config
  • FileDeleteService.exe.config
  • SFAntiVirus.exe.config
  • Web.config

The storage zones controller installer creates those files. Changes you make in the storage zones controller console are saved to the files.

To use or configure certain features, you must manually add or update some settings in the configuration files. This reference lists those settings and provides links to related information.


AppSettingsRelease.config files are contained in the following folders in the storage zones controller installation path (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\):

  • StorageCenter

    Defines global settings for storage zones controller.

  • StorageCenter\cifs

    Defines settings for storage zones connectors for Network File Shares.

  • StorageCenter\sp

    Defines settings for storage zones connectors for SharePoint.

Before editing an AppSettingsRelease.config file, verify that you are working in the correct location.


FileDeleteService.exe.config provides controls used by storage zones controller to manage the persistent storage cache. This configuration file is located in: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\StorageCenter\SCFileCleanSvc

For more information, see Customize storage cache operations.


SFAntiVirus.exe.config provides the scanner software with information about your storage zones controller configuration, the location of the scanner software, and various command options. This configuration file is located in: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\StorageCenter\Tools\SFAntiVirus

For more information, see Configure antivirus scans of uploaded files.


In general, C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\StorageCenter\ConfigService\Web.config contains controls that typically should not be changed. You will, however, need to update it if you are using older storage zones controllers with a proxy server.

For StorageZones Controller 2.2 through 2.2.2 only: If a zone has multiple storage zones controllers and all HTTP traffic uses a proxy server, you must add a bypass list to Web.config for each secondary server.

Note: As of release 2.2.3, the bypass setting is included in the Network page of the storage zones controllers console.

  1. Open the file in a text editor and locate the <> section. Here is a sample of that section after a proxy server is configured:

        <defaultProxy enabled="true">
          <proxy proxyaddress="" />
  2. Add a bypass list to that section, as shown:

        <defaultProxy enabled="true">
          <proxy proxyaddress="" />
            <add address="primaryServer" />

    The primaryServer is either an IP address or host name (

    If you later change the primary storage zones controller IP address or host name, you must update that information in ConfigService\Web.config for each secondary server.

  3. Restart the IIS server of all zone members.

Reference: Storage zones controller configuration files