Last post May 11, 2010 04:30 AM by kaiclassic
May 06, 2010 05:09 PM|Denny_|LINK
I just installed Visual Studio 2010 on a Virtual Machine running Windows 7. Everything seems to work fine, but whenever I want to open the ASP.NET Web configuration tool for a website or service, nothing happens. The Virtual Web Server starts, but the URL
is not being opened automatically. When I open the URL manually I only get a message saying "An error was encountered. Please return to the previous page and try again." No specific information. It has nothing to do with my configuration files since it even
happens with empty web projects. I can only guess that it has something to do with the Virtual machiMe and (possibly) virtual paths. Any experiences or ideas?
May 06, 2010 10:34 PM|kaiclassic|LINK
I don't think it has anything related to Virtual Machine or virtual path. I have virtual machines with Visual Web Express. I create website and am able to debug the project or open the web configuration tool (that little icon at the tray, right?).
Are you trying to open a website in a remote location or in the host machine?
May 07, 2010 01:08 AM|cnranasinghe|LINK
try reinstalling the VS.
May 10, 2010 11:07 AM|Denny_|LINK
Last week I went through all the Visual Studio Settings looking for virtuals paths. I substituted all virtual paths I could find with physical paths and it started to work. I thought I found the problem and was happy ;) Now after a few days it doesn't work
again, even though there are no virtual paths left in the settings. Before reinstalling everything I would like to resolve this somehow. It should be possible since it WAS working.. any ideas on how to go about finding the error?
Oh, PS: It's on a host machine, not remote.
Thanks a lot.
May 10, 2010 11:26 AM|Denny_|LINK
I found the problem. It's "Shared Folders" in VMware. Once I turn it off everything works. The feature probably converts physical paths into virtual paths in the background and VS doesn't like it.
Thanks everybody for your help.
May 11, 2010 04:30 AM|kaiclassic|LINK
wow... that is interesting