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UPDATE : October 16, 2008

There are quite a few useful alternative solutions in case your problem doesnt get resolved after following the steps in this post.  Make sure to check out the alternative options posted by readers in the comments.

You may receive the error "Unable to automatically step into the server. The remote procedure could not be debugged.This usually indicates that debugging has not been enabled on the server." while trying to debug a Web Service.

You may receive the error when you try to step into a Web service method from your Web Application or Windows Application through the debugger. This kind of scenario is prevalent in applications using the layered architecture and one of the layers form a Web service.

To resolve this issue, you just need to add a Web.Config file to the Web Service and set the <compilation debug="true"> in the Web.Config file.

While using Visual Studio 2005, this issue may arise because, by default when you create a Web Application or Web Service, the Web.Config file is not created. It is only created when we try to debug the application for the first time. Usually, we try to debug the application from the presentation or UI Layer which consumes the Web service and hence the web.config file gets added to the UI Layer whereas, the Web Service doesnt have a Web.Config and by default the debug is set to false. To resolve this issue quickly, set the Web Service as the Start up project and a Web Service file (.asmx) as the start up page and start debugging. Visual Studio 2005 would ask whether to add a Web.Config file and enable debug to true. Select that option and continue so that Visual Studio 2005 would add a Web.Config to the Webservice layer and enable debugging.

Thereafter, the Web Service can be debugged from the consumer layer (UI Layer or whichever layer that consumes the service) by setting back the Start up project and Start pages respectively in the consumer layer.

Cheers and Happy Debugging !!!

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 10:21 AM ASP.NET , Visual Studio | Back to top


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Had this issue and yours was the first post I saw regarding this and was right on spot. Thanks.
Left by Aarthi on Feb 15, 2006 7:04 PM

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Thanks for the solution. :)
Left by cogitoergosum on Feb 21, 2006 11:09 AM

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Might also occur if the webmethod being called has the following attribute on it (just temporarily comment it out while debugging if so):

[SoapDocumentMethod(OneWay=true)]

That attribute is a simple way that one can make a webmethod in a webservice act like a "fire-and-forget" type of thing.
Left by StillRockin77 on Apr 16, 2006 8:56 PM

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Nope, didn't work for me.
Left by Ian on Apr 20, 2006 5:34 PM

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Yeah I'm all of a sudden having this issue as well, have tried rebuilding my web reference and the above. my web service is not set to one way, but I do have directional soap headers. Any ideas?
Left by Mark on May 04, 2006 1:55 PM

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This solution doesn't work for me. My application uses a remote web service which I can't (and don't want to) debug. I do want to debug my front end, but on the first call to the web service I get a System.Net.WebException ("The operation has timed out") because VS2005 tries (and fails) to attach the debugger to the remote service. How can I tell VS2005 to only debug my local app, but not try to jump into the remote service?
Left by Erik on Jun 08, 2006 7:15 AM

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I found a solution to my problem on http://www.xmlwebservices.cc/index_FAQ.htm.

[quote]
The problem here is that when using the debugger to connect to a web server then a custom HTTP header named VsDebuggerCausalityData is emitted into the call. Now some 'well configured' web servers (like Apache) do not accept HTTP header values larger than a certain value. And the value of the mentioned header is an encoded ID for the VS.NET debugger. But there is a possibility to disable this feature. Just place the following snippet into your application config file (thanks to Dirk Primbs from Microsoft Germany for this hint):

<configuration>
<system.diagnostics>
<switches>
<add name="Remote.Disable"
value="1" />
</switches>
</system.diagnostics>
</configuration>
[end quote]
Left by Erik on Jun 08, 2006 8:08 AM

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thank you very much,your solution helped.
Left by Himanshu on Jun 29, 2006 11:48 PM

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Delete the web reference from the solution and add it once again. It works.
Left by Kamesh on Jul 31, 2006 10:56 AM

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Thanks, it helped.
Left by Fadi on Aug 25, 2006 3:50 AM

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I am trying to call Lyris SOAP API from VS.Net 2005 in the debug mode and I get this error. The Lyris Server is on intranet and the error is thrown when trying to access a method. The client PC has complete access to the server. Has anybody tried to single step a Web Service API call?
Left by Piyush Varma on Nov 02, 2006 12:31 AM

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Spot on. Thanks for the help.
Left by Bill Sempf on Dec 10, 2006 8:16 PM

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Thank you very much, i forgot having turned off debugging... you saved me. :-)
Left by Vujica on May 22, 2007 4:46 AM

# Not able to debug the application
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Invalid postback or callback argument. Event validation is enabled using <pages enableEventValidation="true"/> in configuration or <%@ Page EnableEventValidation="true" %> in a page. For security purposes, this feature verifies that arguments to postback or callback events originate from the server control that originally rendered them. If the data is valid and expected, use the ClientScriptManager.RegisterForEventValidation method in order to register the postback or callback data for validation.
Left by krishna on Jul 02, 2007 5:26 PM

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Hey i am using the sql server 2005 stored procedure as webmetod. and i am getting the same issue. can any one help me with this?
Left by landeskmanager on Dec 11, 2007 10:34 PM

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I also got the same error. I have nt set the user name and password for my application. So I tried with,Start->Run->Inetmgr-> Virtual Directory Name -> Right Click -> Property->Directory Security->Edit Button-> Authentication methods, where I have added user name along with domain (eg:-ABCD\sunooj) and password. After that it was working fine.
Left by Sunooj on Feb 26, 2008 2:17 AM

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I had the same problem and it turned out to be my authorization settings for the web service. It took me some time to figure it out becuase the error messaged didn't point me in that direction.
Left by Marcus Lundberg on Mar 07, 2008 8:21 PM

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Thanks man...forgot that I had set to Release before I deployed. Dah!!!
Left by JLlo on Mar 26, 2008 3:16 AM

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I had similar problems. I initially commented [SoapDocumentMethod(OneWay=true)] and also created a web.config as expected. however, coz it still did not work for me. So I just deleted and created my web.config again, and bingo! it Worked!!!!

Thanks for all the inputs guys!
Left by Pranay on Mar 28, 2008 6:01 AM

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I had this error when my client tool accessed my web service (same machine). In my case, I had made some changes to the .asmx file located in the App_Code directory but had an error in the file (which doesn't show up when you do a compile. I dropped and re-added the web service in the client tool (or tried to - it failed initially, which is how I found the bug). Everything works now! JH
Left by John Halliday on May 02, 2008 5:28 AM

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this is not worked my system,error is occured

"the debugging has been enabled"
Left by dastagirid on Aug 13, 2008 9:37 PM

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"this is usually indicates that debugging has not been enabled on the server"

this error occured after appling the above code
Left by dastagiri on Aug 13, 2008 9:42 PM

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Thanks man...it worked

regards

Vivek
Left by Vivek on Sep 19, 2008 8:04 PM

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Hello, My Visual Studio 2005 thinks the web service is running remotely (and it's not, it's running on my local machine) hence it tries to use remote debugging, which is not enabled on the server (because it's the VS2005 development server, not IIS) and gives me this error:

"Cannot go automatically to the server. Error connecting to server 'localhost'. The debugger cannot connect to the remote machine. This may be because the machine does not exist, or there is a firewall preventing communication with it. See help for more information".

Let me say again, it's no a remote server, it's the local machine! and there is no firewall. It's the VS2005 development server. Any suggestion?
Left by El Zato on Oct 02, 2008 3:39 AM

# re: Visual Studio 2008 "Unable to automatically step into the server. The remote procedure could not be debugged" Error
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this error occured in my visual studio 2008,the code is writen by vs2005,when i step into from client to webservice in debug mode,it tells me the error.

in the web.config,debug has been setted to "true",and in the IIS authentication i also set to integrited authentication.

but it still does not works,anyone can help me,tnx a lot.
Left by Bright Zhang on Jan 05, 2009 1:04 PM

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Iam trying to debug a project in Visual Studio 2008. However the above error is ocurring inspite of setting the debug mode to "True".
Are there any solutions . Please help!
Left by Arijit on Feb 21, 2009 2:46 PM

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thanks man excellent solution. It works
Left by kannan on Mar 10, 2009 12:56 PM

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Thanks much....It worked
Left by Ruchi on Mar 31, 2009 8:05 PM

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Thanks Erik, your solution works for me.

<configuration>
<system.diagnostics>
<switches>
<add name="Remote.Disable" value="1" />
</switches>
</system.diagnostics>
</configuration>
Left by ayse on Jun 17, 2009 2:42 PM

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Thanks for posting this topic on the blog.
It really worked for me.
Left by Manthan Makwana on Oct 21, 2009 1:36 AM

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ceck this out http://dotnetbeginner.spaces.live.com/
Left by Anand on Nov 13, 2009 7:12 AM

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i am also facing same problem. I used the following code
<system.diagnostics>
<switches>
<add name="Remote.Disable" value="1" />
</switches>
</system.diagnostics>

Still same problem it not debuging into Web service. What to do. Please somebody can help me.
Left by Ram on Nov 22, 2009 9:11 PM

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Excellent tutorial, made my debugging a million times easier.
Left by Charruas on Apr 13, 2010 9:50 AM

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i am also facing same problem. I used the following code
<system.diagnostics>
<switches>
<add name="Remote.Disable" value="1" />
</switches>
</system.diagnostics>

Still same problem please help
Left by tony bousejaan on May 19, 2010 2:17 AM

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Thanks a lot....
It worked for me.
Left by praveen chauhan on Jan 07, 2011 4:44 PM

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Thanks Man! It worked!
Left by Ayan on Jan 14, 2012 1:32 PM

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