Reference: StorageZones Controller configuration files

This reference provides an overview to the StorageZones Controller configuration files:

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

The StorageZones Controller installer creates those files. Changes you make in the StorageZones 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 StorageZones Controller installation path (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Citrix\):

  • StorageCenter

    Defines global settings for StorageZones Controller.

  • StorageCenter\cifs

    Defines settings for StorageZone Connectors for Network File Shares.

  • StorageCenter\sp

    Defines settings for StorageZone 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 StorageZones Controller to manage the persistent storage cache. This configuration file is located in:


For more information, see Customize storage cache operations.


SFAntiVirus.exe.config provides the scanner software with information about your StorageZones Controller configuration, the location of the scanner software, and various command options. This configuration file is located in:


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 StorageZones Controllers with a proxy server.

For StorageZones Controller 2.2 through 2.2.2 only: If a zone has multiple StorageZones 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 StorageZones 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 hostname (

    If you later change the primary StorageZones Controller IP address or hostname, you must update that information in ConfigService\Web.config for each secondary server.

  3. Restart the IIS server of all zone members.