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RemotingConfiguration.Configure Method (String, Boolean)

Reads the configuration file and configures the remoting infrastructure.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.Remoting
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.RemotingConfiguration)]
public static void Configure(
	string filename,
	bool ensureSecurity


Type: System.String
The name of the remoting configuration file. Can be null.
Type: System.Boolean
If set to true security is required. If set to false, security is not required but still may be used.


At least one of the callers higher in the callstack does not have permission to configure remoting types and channels.

Passing null as the filename parameter will cause default remoting initialization without requiring the existence of a configuration file. For more information about remoting and security see Security in Remoting.

For configuration file syntax, see [<topic://gnconremotingsettingsschema>].


Marshal-by-reference objects (MBRs) do not reside in memory forever. Instead, unless the type overrides MarshalByRefObject.InitializeLifetimeService to control its own lifetime policies, each MBR has a finite lifetime before the .NET Framework remoting system begins the process of deleting it and reclaiming the memory. For more information, see Lifetime Leases.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.