Unable to publish site with Microsoft Web Deploy

Created:

2016-11-16 12:53:16 UTC

Modified:

2017-04-24 11:06:31 UTC

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Unable to publish site with Microsoft Web Deploy

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 11.0 for Windows
  • Plesk 11.5 for Windows
  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows

Symptoms

Unable to publish site with Microsoft Web Deploy

Microsoft WebMatrix -> New -> Empty Site -> Publish -> Import publish profile -> Validate Connection failed.

At the same time in the Windows Event Viewer in "Applications and Services Logs" ->"Microsoft Web Deploy" you could find an error event from 'Web Deploy' with the following content in the Event Data

A tracing deployment agent exception occurred that was propagated to the client. Request ID '63e3c480-7cc9-4b24-89dd-26e3cceae8a8'. Request Timestamp: '4/24/2014 5:05:48 AM'. Error Details:
ERROR_FAILED_TO_DESERIALIZE
.....
.....
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.Sql Version=10.3.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
at Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.MsDeploy.MsDeployProviderBaseProviderFactory..cctor()
...

Cause

The problem registry key is installed by MS SQL

Resolution

Find the key in the Windows registry under the following paths that points the problem assembly and delete it:

HKLM\\Software\\Microsoft\\IIS Extensions\\msdeploy\\3\\extensibility
HKLM\\Software\\Wow6432Node\\Microsoft\\IIS Extensions\\msdeploy\\3\\extensibility
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