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Sitecore hidden ‘string’ configuration settings

By on June 11, 2014 in MVP, Sitecore, Tips and Tricks with 3 Comments

Hi there,

Two days ago I posted my blogpost Sitecore hidden ‘caching’ configuration settings.

Tonight I’ll post part 3 of Hidden Sitecore settings:

PART 1 – Sitecore hidden boolean configuration settings
http://www.newguid.net/sitecore/2014/sitecore-hidden-boolean-configuration-settings/

PART 2 – Sitecore hidden ‘caching’ configuration settings
http://www.newguid.net/sitecore/2014/sitecore-hidden-caching-configuration-settings/

In this blogpost i’m going to give you again an exclusive overview of Sitecore’s hidden configuration settings that are not by default configurable in the web.config file.

This overview is based upon the latest initial release version of Sitecore 7.2 (Sitecore.NET 7.2 (rev. 140228)).

In this blogpost you will find only the string settings that are hidden.

Here we go:

<setting name=”Authentication.DefaultDomainName” value=”default” />
Gets the name of the default domain. The default value is ‘default’

<setting name=”ContentEditor.DefaultSkin” value=”/sitecore/shell/Applications/Content Manager/Skins/Default.skin.xml” />
Gets the default skin of the Content Editor. The default value is /sitecore/shell/Applications/Content Manager/Skins/Default.skin.xml. This setting isn’t referenced anymore in Sitecore 7.2. But it might be in the future or Sitecore can remove it. That’s why I included it in this blogpost. Just for google puposes.

<setting name=”AccountNameValidation” value=”^\\w[\\w\\s]*$” />
Gets the default account name validation. The default value is ‘^\\w[\\w\\s]*$’.

<setting name=”DefaultDesktop” value=”/sitecore/client/desktops/standard/default.aspx” />
Gets the path of the aspx page that defines the default layout (frameset) of the Sitecore client.. The default value is ‘/sitecore/client/desktops/standard/default.aspx’.

<setting name=”DefaultAspxPageName” value=”default.aspx” />
Gets the name of the default ASPX page. The default value is ‘default.aspx’.

<setting name=”DefaultShellControl” value=”DucatShell” />
Gets the default shell control. This specifies the default XML control to use in /sitecore/shell/default.aspx, if none is specified The default value is ‘DucatShell’, although the comment says ‘Cyclops’. This setting isn’t referenced anymore in Sitecore 7.2. But it might be in the future or Sitecore can remove it. That’s why I included it in this blogpost. Just for google puposes. Looks like some legacy setting.

<setting name=”DefaultThumbnail” value=”/sitecore/client/images/document16x16.gif” />
Gets the path to the default thumbnail for items in the Sitecore client. The default value is ‘/sitecore/client/images/document16x16.gif’.

<setting name=”GenerateThumbnails” value=”1” />
Gets a value indicating whether thumbnails of uploaded image files should be generated. If true, a thumbnail will be generated each time an image file is uploaded. The thumbnail will be stored in the MediaFolder. The default value is ‘1’, which equals to true.

<setting name=”HashEncryptionProvider” value=”MD5” />
Gets the hash encryption provider. The default value is ‘MD5’.

<setting name=”SerializationPassword” value=”b” />
Gets the password used for deserializing users, which is used by the serialization manager. The default value is ‘b’.

<setting name=”SystemBlockedUrl” value=”/sitecore/blocked.aspx” />
Gets the URL to redirect to, if the system has been blocked. If the system has been blocked, page requests will be redirected to the URL pointed to by this setting. This setting is used by the Sitecore License Manager. The default value is ‘/sitecore/blocked.aspx’.

<setting name=”Wallpaper” value=”” />
Gets the wallpaper. The default value is an empty string. This setting isn’t referenced anymore in Sitecore 7.2. But it might be in the future or Sitecore can remove it. That’s why I included it in this blogpost. Just for google puposes. Looks like some legacy setting.

<setting name=”WallpapersPath” value=”/sitecore/shell/Themes/Backgrounds” />
Gets the wallpapers path. The default value is ‘/sitecore/shell/Themes/Backgrounds’.

<setting name=”XmlControlAspxFile” value=”/layouts/xmlcontrol.aspx” />
Gets the default aspx file that is used for XML Controls (SheerUI). The default value is ‘/layouts/xmlcontrol.aspx’.

<setting name=”XmlControlExtension” value=”xml” />
Gets the extension used for xml control (SheerUI) files. The default value is ‘xml’.

<setting name=”Packager.Files.HistoryFolder” value=”installation_history” />
Gets the history folder, used by the fileinstaller The default value is ‘installation_history’.

<setting name=”Packager.Files.TransactionsRoot” value=”install” />
Gets the transactions root, used by the fileinstaller The default value is ‘install’.

<setting name=”Links.QueryStringSeparator” value=”&amp;” />
Gets the string used to separate entries in generated query strings, used by the UrlBuilder. The default value is ‘&amp;’.

<setting name=”Profiling.XslFile” value=”/sitecore/debug/profile.xslt” />
Gets the formatting XSL file, used by the Sitecore profiler.The default value is ‘/sitecore/debug/profile.xslt’.

<setting name=”Trace.XslFile” value=”/sitecore/debug/trace.xslt” />
Gets the formatting XSL file, used by the Sitecore tracer.The default value is ‘/sitecore/debug/trace.xslt’.

<setting name=”UnitTests.Host” value=”http://localhost” />
Gets the host.The default value is ‘http://localhost’. This setting isn’t referenced anymore in Sitecore 7.2. But it might be in the future or Sitecore can remove it. That’s why I included it in this blogpost. Just for google puposes. Looks like some legacy setting.

<setting name=”UnitTests.Password” value=”a” />
Gets the passeord.The default value is ‘a’. This setting isn’t referenced anymore in Sitecore 7.2. But it might be in the future or Sitecore can remove it. That’s why I included it in this blogpost. Just for google puposes. Looks like some legacy setting.

<setting name=”UnitTests.UserName” value=”sitecore\\admin” />
Gets the passeord.The default value is ‘sitecore\\admin’. This setting isn’t referenced anymore in Sitecore 7.2. But it might be in the future or Sitecore can remove it. That’s why I included it in this blogpost. Just for google puposes. Looks like some legacy setting.

<setting name=”WordOCX.WebEditing.Height” value=”300px” />
Gets the height, used in the RenderField.RenderWebEditing pipeline.The default value is ‘300px’.

<setting name=”WordField.InlineEditing.Padding” value=”5px” />
Gets the padding, used in the RenderField.RenderWebEditing pipeline.The default value is ‘5px’.

<setting name=”WordOCX.WebEditing.Width” value=”400px” />
Gets the width, used in the RenderField.RenderWebEditing pipeline.The default value is ‘400px’.

Pff, well that’s it!

Happy Sitecore trails!

gr,

Robbert

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About the Author: I'm a Freelance and passionate Sitecore Developer living in The Netherlands. Running my own company Kayee Internet & Software Oplossingen. I am specialized since 2008 in Sitecore and Umbraco implementations. Sitecore MVP since 2011. Founder and member of the Dutch Sitecore User Group. You can follow me on twitter: @kayeeNL. My website: http://www.kayee.nl .

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  1. Disabling rules cache | TechItPro | September 11, 2014
  1. Hi,
    Did you released part 3 post of this series? I have come across one such hidden setting and have noted it down here at http://techitpro.com/disabling-rules-cache/, if you want to include it in your post.

    Thanks,
    Brijesh

  2. Robbert Hock says:

    Thanks
    regards
    Robbert

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