SqlMembershipProvider provider error: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web'

I'm trying to create a .NET 2.0 application using the default SqlMembershipProvider provider. I can't seem to get my 'type' statement right in web.config. At the moment I am testing the following script which is an adaptation of an approach documentd on msdn:

<membership defaultProvider="NCACCHSqlConnection" >
      <providers>
            <clear/>
            <add name="NCACCHSqlConnection"
            connectionStringName="NCACCHSqlConnection"
            applicationName="NCACCH"
            passwordFormat="Clear"
            type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider,
                                        System.Web, 2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null"/>
      </providers>                  
</membership>

When I attempt to login I can see my application is somehow talking to my SQL Server because it is updating the LastLoginDate field. However I get the following error and I'm stuck:

Server Error in '/WebSite1' Application.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Configuration Error
Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Source Error:


Line 100:                        applicationName="NCACCH"
Line 101:                        passwordFormat="Clear"
Line 102:                        type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider, System.Web, 2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null"/>
Line 103:            </providers>                  
Line 104:      </membership>
 

Source File: C:\Documents and Settings\Michael\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\WebSites\WebSite1\web.config    Line: 102

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'System.Web' could not be loaded.

If I modify the 'type' declaration by removing  
           System.Web, 2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=nullinformation
I get a null exception error
Please help, this is driving me from drink
cheers
Verdy
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tovvenkiCommented:
Hi,
change the line
type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider,
                                        System.Web, 2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null"/>

to

type="System.Web.Security.SqlMembershipProvider"

Kind Regards
Venki

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verdanteAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that Venki
I gave it a shot and received a Null error message. When I went back to my User record I realised that some fields had null entries. So I populated them and it all worked beautifully
cheers
Verdy
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