The Web Application Project … is configured to use IIS. Unable to access the IIS metabase. You do not have sufficient privilege to access IIS web sites on your machine.


I just moved a Visual Studio solution containing a Web Application project from a Windows 7 based dev box to a Windows 8 based dev box, and in line with recommended security guidelines, I try to avoid running Visual Studio (2012 in this case) as an admin. However, in this case, the solution is to run VS as an administrator. Sigh… I do Wonder though as to why VS would need admin access to IIS. I’m sure there is a plausible explanation, but I just don’t see it.

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