Jan 20, 2008 12:05 PM
I just got a new machine, and when I tried to load my website project to VS2008, I got a COMException from the conversion wizard for the web project.
I found some references to this - apparently it's caused by the user account not having access to IIS. The workaround was to run Visual Studio with administrative privileges, but this didn't work for me - presumably because I'm running Vista Home Premium, which doesn't have IIS installed at all.
My solution was to switch the project over to Visual Studio's built-in web server on another machine, check in the changes, then open it on my personal machine. If you're upgrading to 2008 on a single machine, I guess the solution is to switch over before trying to convert the solution.