WebDev.WebServer.exe can not start :?
Maybe any of you has tried the last Orcas version, if so...please be careful when you uninstall it. After uninstalling, if you try to run any web related project, you may be prompted with an error about the webserver.exe
it can't start....so we can't run it...so we're dead... and if we are about to have an asp.net/AJAX lecture next morning...it can be really a disgusting experience x)
But relax for a sec, don't feel panic and give it a second chance...
If we play a little bit with the error message, logs, debugging... we will see that it fails cause it's looking for the Orcas assembly version (184.108.40.206) that doesn't exist anymore in the GAC
When I checked the module that could be trying to invoke this assembly (C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\WebDev.WebServer.exe) I realized that its timestamp was 9/2/07 thus it couldn't be from the vs05 default neither post SP1 installation. I tried replacing this webserver.exe for a webserver from a box with vs installed (timestamp 26/10/06) and it worked!!!
wohooooo!!! =D Now I'm going to install again the sp1 and the update for vista =)