EPiServer with developers on both x32 and x64

Today’s tip is for all of you who want to share the same web.config among all developers in a project so you can check-in and handle changes in your Source Code Control Repository.

EPiServer installation directory and web.config

You might have noticed that the default installation path is different on 32-bit and 64-bit windows. Either you install EPiServer at “C:\Program Files\EPiServer” or “C:\Program Files (x86)\EPiServer”.

This is an issue if you have developers working on a project with both 32 and 64-bit windows since you have references to EPiServer installation directory in Program Files in your web.config.

But it can be easily solved by using a NTFS junction for developers running x64.


Run CMD Shell as an administrator and run:

cd "C:\Program Files"
mklink /j EPiServer "C:\Program Files (x86)\EPiServer"