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Cannot Use IIS Web Server option and set project URL in Visual Studio 2008 Professional by hsey


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Type: Bug
ID: 333456
Opened: 3/18/2008 10:22:06 AM
Access Restriction: Public
Primary Feedback Item: 324664
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Having created a new Asp.Net Web Application on a networkshare in Visual Studio 2008 I cannot Use IIS Web Server option and set project URL, when this url targets a remote server.

Under "https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=324664" I found a discussion which seems to target the same problem, but I cannot find a solution to my problem on this page, although the mentioned feedback has the status "closed(solved)".

Therefor I post this problem one more time.

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Posted by Microsoft on 3/19/2008 at 2:23 AM
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Posted by mikejng on 4/10/2008 at 9:05 PM
Here is a workaround that worked for me:

VS will actually do remote debugging. It's just that it wants to check *locally* in the metabase (or equivalent in Vista/W28) first to be sure the site exists, which is a bug.

The workaround is to install IIS locally, then setup a local site with the same name as the remote site (just add a host header alias for the default local site). Use ping to be sure DNS is finding the remote site, not the local site.

Now the web section of the properties page will let you set the IIS option. From that point debugging works just fine!