This morning I was opening an ASP.NET project on my Win7 box in Visual Studio 2008, when a message popped up which only said:
If you run into this, there are three things you need to do:
- Make sure you have IIS installed – This sounds silly, but since I had just rebuilt my box, I had forgotten to turn it on
- Make sure you are running VS as Administrator – if you haven’t mapped the ASP.NET Project to an IIS location, then Visual Studio will need Administrator privileges to modify the IIS metabase. Speaking of the IIS Metabase…
- Make sure you have “IIS Metabase and IIS6 Configuration Compatability” turned on – See Robert Boedigheimer’s article which was oh-so-handy.
There’s also a Microsoft Connect Bug that has already been filed and says it will be fixed in an upcoming service pack.