Error: Unable to Automatically Step Into the Server

The error reads:

Unable to Automatically Step Into the Server. The debugger was not notified before the remote procedure was executed

This error can occur when you are trying to step into a web service (see Stepping Into an XML Web Service). It can occur whenever ASP.NET is not set up properly.

Possible causes are:

  • The web.config file for your ASP.NET application does not set debug to "true" in (see Debug Mode in ASP.NET Applications).

  • A version of ASP.NET was installed after Visual Studio was installed. ASP.NET should be installed before Visual Studio. To fix this problem, use the Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features to repair your Visual Studio installation.

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