Error: WebDev.WebServer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently installed Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition (that I received free from the Heroes happen event) on a machine that already had Visual Studio 2005 Professional edition installed.  The OS is XP Pro.  The installation appeared to finish without errors.  When I created a "Hello World" website and hit F5, it built just fine, but fails after that with the error:
    WebDev.WebServer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. 

    I verified that I can still run web apps in the older version of Visual Studio 2005.  I verified I can run windows applications in the newer 2008 version.

    My coworker has the same setup (Visual Studio 2005 Pro and Visual Studio 2008 Standard).  He is able to run web apps under both versions. 

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    • Moved by Figo Fei Friday, July 11, 2008 4:20 AM asp.net website
    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 2:00 PM

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  • Please try forums.asp.net

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Friday, July 11, 2008 4:23 AM
  • try to register asp.net components with IIS

    using aspnet_regiis -i


    for more details :



    again if its not working try repairing the complete installation
    Any suggestions. Thanks & regards, Anand B
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 10:34 AM
  • Thanks, 

    aspnet_regiis -i 

    Solved my problem. 

    Monday, January 11, 2010 1:16 PM