how to let the web.config in the sub-directory to NOT to inherited from Root's web.config.

How to let the sub-directory to avoid the authentication control from Root's webconfig?
I heard that we can add a new web.config to the sub-directory. And then we can slove the problem.
Virtual directory is :http://localhost/main
My application used the Forms Authentication, then all files in every directory is controlled by the Forms Authentication. But now i want a sub-directory to avoid this. (user can access this directory directly, Needn't to Login.)
In my application, the user can access the http://localhost/main/reminder and needn't to authentication.
When I add the new web.config(cancel the forms authentication section), and when I access this URL(http://localhost/main/reminder), The following error shown:
Configuration Error
Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.
Parser Error Message: It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition='MachineToApplication' beyond application level. This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS.
Source Error:

Line 38:            by Microsoft that offers a single logon and core profile services for member sites.
Line 39:     -->
Line 40:     <authentication mode="None">
Line 41:         <!--<forms name=".ASPXAUTH" loginUrl="Login.aspx" protection="All" timeout="80" path="/"/>-->
Line 42:  </authentication>
Source File: C:\Projects.Net\SalesChecking\Reminder_Update\web.config    Line: 40

Can anyone give me some suggestion about it?
Any suggestion about this are appreciated. Thanks!
Benny Ng
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You are not allowed to use Authentication section any where but the Root of the Application Folder. To enable every one to access a sub folder you need to change your Authorization section and put following

allow users ="*"

Authorization is not cascaded unless there is no web.config in the sub folder then parents rights apply ...or you can use location tag to specify different authorization for particular sub folder

ASP.Net Tips & Tricks - Jawad's Blog
10/13/2005 7:32:42 PM
Use <location> in web.config. Using it, you can set permission for each directory.
10/14/2005 11:35:54 AM
Setting the Authentication Method for your Application can only be done in the Root Web.config file. Instead, include one section like below for each Folder/File when you need to handle access individually:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

location path="reminder">
allow users="*"


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10/15/2005 3:27:27 PM
Thank you for yours informations. Now the problem sloved. Used the "location" section. Then the problem can be runs smoothly.

Benny Ng
10/17/2005 10:53:03 AM

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