Unable to start debugging on the web server.

This morning I got the following error when trying to run a project in Visual Studio 2010.

After a bit of digging, I found that IIS was not running on my PC.  I tried using iisreset but it did not start up.

A system reboot was all it took to get IIS cleared up and started without any exceptions.  I will note that a Windows Update had just occurred the night before.

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derek Derek Smith is a software developer with 20 years of history developing on the Microsoft platform. He is the founder of HomeSpot HQ, and is a Principal Software Engineer at FM:Systems in Raleigh, NC. Derek is on Twitter and Linked In

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