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System.Runtime.Interop.COMException when opening a web project in Visual Studio 2008

It was a funny error when I saw it yesterday morning. I dint have time to fix it and left it. The same solution was working in my other machine (Win7) and i was suspecting if it has something to do with the Visual Studio installation or that I was trying to access it from my new OS - Win Server 2008.

Well after a simple search on Bing - lo the resolution is quite simple - Just Run the Visual Studio 2008 as an Administrator :). The reason for this error is that VS2008 is not able to access the IIS metabase when UAC is turned on. I havent installed the Service Pack 1 for VS2008 which seems to give a nice little explaination for the error :D.

Hope this info helps. Thanks,

VS2008 Express DVD downloaded

Hi, It took a loong time (going by my speed i used to get !) to download the VS2008 Express DVD. Now you know whom to contact to get this DVD. Please sned me in ur own DVDs ;)


Bhavik Vora

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 officially launched !


I just came to know that VS 2008 Express and .NET 3.5 have officially been launched today !

Follow the links for Express editions here -

Visual Web Developer 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/Default.aspx
Visual C# 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vcsharp/Default.aspx
Visual VB 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vb/Default.aspx
Visual C++ 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vc/Default.aspx

Also PopFly: http://www.microsoft.com/express/popfly/Default.aspx

and SQL Server 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/popfly/Default.aspx are launched.

I have just put All-In-One DVD to download! (895 MB only !): http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104679
UPDATE: Its downloaded.. check above post !


Bhavik Vora