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Jun 15, 2007 at 02:13 PM

WebTools installer error

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I'm trying to install WebTools locally and when I get to the IIS locations step I get the following error pop-up:

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

at Installer.Website.LoadDirsDD()

at Installer.Website.Website_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.UserControl.OnLoad(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.UserControl.OnCreateControl()

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlCollection.Add(Control value)

at Installer.MainForm.Swap(UserControl uc)

at Installer.Data.btnContinue_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

I am able to click continue and select a website but the available virtual directories dropdown is always empty. I am guessing it's some kind of security issue with Server 2003 but I'm not sure how to fix it. I am able to create a new Virtual Directory though.

Steve