Scott Hanselman

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September 14, '04 Comments [2] Posted in ASP.NET | Bugs
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OK, back to programming, as this is not a political blog.  Apparently there's some trouble with the .NET Framework Service Pack 1.  I personally have not experienced this problem, and I have to admin that it's so obviously weird that I am suspicious that it is in fact a bug.  Lots of stuff should/could never have worked if it is.  It's likely an install/permissions related bug.  That said, here's the details from a recent series of posts on Channel9.

Symptoms

  • ASP.NET Forms stop posting back when they have validators on them
  • Errors in Event Viewer like "Failed while copying the ASP.NET client side script files to directories under D:\Whatever. Error code: 80070005"

Fix/Potential Fix

  • Copy a PRE-SP1 version of WebUiValidation.js over the one you have in aspnet_client.
    • Certainly make sure you HAVE an aspnet_client folder either in that directory or mapped in another VDIR. (This is a common and unrelated problem.)

I'll get the details/diffs on the changes in this file and post them soon.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Wednesday, 15 September 2004 00:12:33 UTC
I hit just this problem on one of my sites yesterday. Putting in a new aspnet_client directory fixed the problem.
Chris Tavares
Friday, 17 September 2004 17:07:55 UTC
Framework 1.1 SP1 has hosed my whole ASP.NET engine on my Win2003 dev box (Returns 500 errors on any aspx/asmx/etc). It yields nasty exceptions in VS 2003 on that box trying to just open a web solution. I have a support ticket in the works - we'll see what they say.
Mark Deason
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