IISExpress 8.0 crashes - 'An invalid handle was specified'. RRS feed

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  • User-1143673689 posted

    I get really irritated by IISExpress 8.0 crashing (seemingly randomly, but few times a day) during my VS 2012 debugging sessions with the following message in VS Output window:

    The program '[32068] iisexpress.exe: Managed (v4.0.30319)' has exited with code -1073741816 (0xc0000008) 'An invalid handle was specified'. 

    Nothing in Event Viewer.

    Any tips?

    Thank you!


    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 3:07 PM


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  • User-1137493631 posted

    did you able to trace your reqeust ? 


    just try and let us know. thanks!

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 4:43 PM
  • User-1143673689 posted

    That article which explains how to turn on trace is only about IIS while I need IISExpress.

    My best guess was to open 


    find the following line and add underlined part

        <traceFailedRequestsLogging directory="%SystemDrive%\inetpub\logs\FailedReqLogFiles" enabled="true" />

    Are those right steps? Is there anything else I need to do?

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:20 PM
  • User-1137493631 posted

    yes that finde. just try to trace your request and we can get some info...

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:22 PM