Client authentication error when starting Visual Studio 2015.3


I just performed a clean install of VS2015.3 and I’m getting this in the Output window at startup:

We were unable to automatically populate your Visual Studio Team Services accounts.

The following error was encountered: TF400813: Resource not available for anonymous access. Client authentication required.

I’m not using VSTS at all, nor have I configured any connections to it. (I do, however, have a connection configured to an on-premises TFS instance.)

How may I dispense with this error message? I’d like to instruct Visual Studio to never attempt a connection to VSTS at startup.

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In the top right corner of Visual Studio, you will find a colored box with your name or your initials inside. click the down arrow and then Account Settings. In the opening window, please click “Sign out” in the upper left part of the window.

After a restart of Visual Studio and signing back in, the error should be gone.

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VS2015 The breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols have been loaded for this document


I have solution with 3 projects. Project one – Library. Project two – Service (asmx). Project three – Test. In my service I have two config transform: PRODUCTION and TEST. They are equals, but name of databases is different. My solution:


If I Debug Test with PRODUCTION.config then all right – my breakpoints is active. If I Debug Test with TEST.config then bad. I get this:

The breakpoint will not currently be hit

What could be the problem? Sorry for my English.

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  1. Right mouse click your project
  2. Select Properties
  3. Select the Build tab
  4. Make sure Define DEBUG constant and Define TRACE constant are checked
  5. Click the Advanced button at the bottom of the Build tabpage
  6. Make sure that Debug Info: is set to full
  7. Click OK and save changes
  8. Clean solution and rebuild the project

Link to source Fixing “The breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols have been loaded for this document.”.

(step 6 generates the .pdb files, these are the debugging symbols)

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How do you auto format code in Visual Studio?


To format a selection: Ctrl+K, Ctrl+F

To format a document: Ctrl+K, Ctrl+D

See the pre-defined keyboard shortcuts. (These two are Edit.FormatSelection and Edit.FormatDocument.)

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Visual Studio 2013. You do not have sufficient privilege to access IIS web sites on your machine


I just installed VS2013 and turned on IIS 7 on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine. When trying to open a solution I get:

Creation of the virtual directory localhost:xxxxx failed with the error: Unable to access the IIS metabase. You do not have sufficient privilege to access IIS web sites on your machine.

I tried running Visual Studio 2013 as Administrator (right click, run as administrator), still the same error. I also did aspnet_regiis -i and it didn’t help either.

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Go to C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv. Click config folder. You will get a popup – “You don’t have access to this folder – Click continue to permanently get access to this folder”. Perform same for Export folder which is inside config folder. You should be able to open the solution and the web application project will be deployed on IIS.

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Solution to “Unable to Launch the IIS Express Web Server”


This article will help you to overcome the error Unable to Launch the IIS Express Web Server. Today I encountered the issue “Unable to launch the IIS Express Web Server” while I was running my Visual Studio 2012. So I thought of sharing how to resolve that issue. I hope it will help someone.

Unable to Launch the IIS Express Web Server


In my team we have 5 to 10 members. Since we wanted to do a build for our current application, I used “Get the Latest files from the server”. (We are using TFS.) Then when I run my application I was getting this error.

The cause of this error is, someone has checked in the solution file with his port number (the port number he was using). When I took the latest, it was set in my solution file also. We must take the latest solution file only when it is required. So here I will share the remedy for the preceding issue.

Procedure to solve this issue

Step 1

Right-click on your solution and select Properties as shown in the following figure.


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Step 2

Select “Web” from the left menu.


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Step 3

Under “Use local IIS server” change the port number from http://localhost:58030/ to another one.


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Step 4

Here I have changed http://localhost:58030/ to http://localhost:58031/ .

Bingo! We have done it.


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Step 5

Now please run again your application. The issue will be solved.


Did I miss anything that you may think which is needed? Have you ever faced this issue? Does this solution solve your issue?I hope you liked this article. Please share me your valuable suggestions and feedback.

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Sibeesh Venu

No ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Application Template on VS 2012?


After creating a new project using ASP.NET MVC 5 Empty Project, you can right click on the project, then click Add.. > New Scaffolded Item..., select MVC on the left, then MVC 5 Dependencies and choose Full dependencies from the prompt.

This will add a default layout (Views\Shared\_Layout.cshtml), Content folder, Scripts folder with bootstrap, jquery, modernizr, etc, and other things the Web Application template creates.

If you get the error “CS0103: The name ‘Styles’ does not exist in the current context” just add <add namespace="System.Web.Optimization"/> under <namespaces> in Views/web.config


Where can I find WcfTestClient.exe (part of Visual Studio)


C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio (Your Version Here)\Common7\IDE


In addition one can add this to Visual Studio Tools menu.

Tools => External Tools.

And then in the Command box enter the path for WcfTestClient.exe.

In my case

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\WcfTestClient.exe

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