IIS 7 error: cannot write configuration file when trying to bind an SSL certificate to a site
When binding a new certificate to a site in IIS Manager, if you get an errror like:
filename: \\?\C:\Windows\system32\inetserv\config\applicationHost.config Error: cannot write configuration file
…try restarting the server before trying anything else! This error looks a lot like a permissions error or corrupt file problem, but it sometimes resolves on restart.
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