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VS 11 preview remote debugging on Windows Server 2008

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  • Hi all,

    I am trying to set up the remote debugging on Windows Server 2008 x64. The installation went fine, but when I try to run the remote debugging, it needs to be configured and unfortunately results in "The Windows Web Services installer failed to execute. The installer exited with error 'Data of this type is not supported.'."

    Any ideas how to make it running?

    Thanks!
    Jan 




    • Edited by Jan Kučera Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:20 AM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 10:08 PM

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  • Hello Jan,

    Sorry for your poor experience. IMO, I suggest you can report this issue onto Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Portal Site. http://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio

    Every feedback submitted will be evaluated carefully by our engineers. If this suggestion is reasonable and other customers have the similar concern on this feature, they will let us know their comments further through that portal. This would be helpful to improve Visual Studio products.

    Please feel free to share the feedback link in your reply, which help other members to find out how the thing are going.

    For ideas and suggestions, you can directly visit here. http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio

    Please feel free to let me know if you have any concern.

    Thanks,


    Larcolais Gong[MSFT]
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    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 2:30 AM

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  • Hi Jan,

    Thanks for your post.

    To setup the remote debugger, you'll need to install Microsoft® Visual Studio® 11 Developer Preview Remote Debugger first, please check whether or not you have install it. Please see: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Visual-Studio-11-Developer-Preview-Remote-Debugger-Available-for-Download-222329.shtml

    If you have already installed the Visual Studio® 11 Developer Preview Remote Debugger, you can follow the steps in this article: How to: Set Up Remote Debugging to setup your environment.

    If you have any concerns, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,


    Andrew Wu [MSFT]
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    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:51 AM
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  • Hi Andrew Wu and thanks for reply.

    I did install the VS 11 preview remote debugger (this is the only thing from the preview set I have installed on the server). However, in the Set Up Remote Debugging article, there is "install the components and run the monitor". The above error message is shown when I try run the monitor. If a screenshot would be better, let me know.

    It also shows that firewall settings are ok.

    So any way to solve the error?

    Jan

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:07 AM
  • Hello Jan,

    Sorry for your poor experience. IMO, I suggest you can report this issue onto Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Portal Site. http://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio

    Every feedback submitted will be evaluated carefully by our engineers. If this suggestion is reasonable and other customers have the similar concern on this feature, they will let us know their comments further through that portal. This would be helpful to improve Visual Studio products.

    Please feel free to share the feedback link in your reply, which help other members to find out how the thing are going.

    For ideas and suggestions, you can directly visit here. http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio

    Please feel free to let me know if you have any concern.

    Thanks,


    Larcolais Gong[MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us
    Get or Request Code Sample from Microsoft
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 2:30 AM
  • I have the exact same problem, except I'm trying to install remote debugging tools on an x86 version of Win2008.

    If this helps, the installer/configurator/whatever tries to go to this url: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=215754 but fails, instead being redirected here: http://search.microsoft.com via a HTTP302 response. If it matters, here's the complete response:

     

    HTTP/1.1 302 Found
    Cache-Control: private
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
    Expires: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 05:45:00 GMT
    Location: http://search.microsoft.com
    Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5
    FWLink_Network: External
    X-AspNet-Version: 4.0.30319
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
    Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 05:46:00 GMT
    Content-Length: 144
    
    <html><head><title>Object moved</title></head><body>
    <h2>Object moved to <a href="http://search.microsoft.com">here</a>.</h2>
    </body></html>
    

    I have a feeling that some download got removed and moved to another location and now has a different fwlink id. Some help would be appreciated. Thanks!

     

    Edit:

    More info. I think it is trying to download the WWSAPI installer, which doesn't even seem to be AVAILABLE for Win2008, as you need to email Microsoft and agree to some crazy license (apparently) in order to obtain an installer(http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wndp/archive/2009/10/09/final-version-of-windows-web-services-api-for-windows-xp-vista-server-2003-and-server-2008-is-now-available.aspx). Hmm..



    • Edited by 2ASoft Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:05 AM
    Thursday, October 13, 2011 5:51 AM
  • I get the same error, and seem to have the same situation as 2ASoft, only I'm installing the Visual Studio 2012 edition on an Azure server with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. 

    I installed fiddler on the server and I also see two redirects, only in my case the first url is http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=215755.

    Eventually you get sent back to http://search.microsoft.com/en-US/search.aspx.

    This seems to be a bug...

    There are more people having similar problems: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11945430/unable-to-install-windows-web-services-api-for-remote-debugging-with-vs2012 and http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12696347/how-to-install-windows-web-services-api-wwsapi-in-a-server-w-o-internet-access

    Anyone at microsoft, please? :-)


    Thursday, November 01, 2012 2:36 PM
  • @cheeta and anyone else with the problem: see the answer in this thread here:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsdebug/thread/11bd5a3a-263d-49ec-b50e-45cb0ffa4c6f

    As dumb as the second step sounds, it WORKED! The debugger starts and I am able to debug applications on the Win 2k8 server remotely!

    As a side note, it just might be that installing only the Live SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35754) without the whole Live Essentials is enough - and it would be awesome if somebody could test this! If not, I'm also happy to report that uninstalling Live Essentials from the server after installing it does NOT break the remote debugger, so it is entirely possible to install and the uninstall the suite, and then have a working remote debugger.


    "Impossible" is only an opinion.

    Saturday, January 05, 2013 10:55 AM
  • @2ASoft: you are right: it worked!

    Thank you!

    By the way: I did have some trouble installing the Live Essentials. 

    It wanted me to run some Windows Update which I could not find in my Windows Update list. The update installs three knowlegebase items.

    I ended up downloading and installing KB971513 and KB960362 'manually' from here, and then it worked. (KB971512 gave an error, but apparently was not needed to get the Live Essentials to install.)

    Thanks! :-)


    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:35 PM