Web deployment task failed. (Could not connect to the remote computer ("localhost").
Posted on 2014-03-21
First, thank you in advance for your help.
I have created an application within Visual Studio. When I try to publish this application to my local machine I am getting the above error.
The rest of the error message says, "On the remote computer make sure that Web Deploy is installed and that the required process ("Web Management Service") is started."
I checked, and the "Web Management Service" is started. In addition and as a test, I disabled the Firewall on all profiles. That didn't solve the problem either.
In another post it recommends that Web Deploy be uninstalled and then re-installed. I tried that and it didn't solve the problem either.
I am running Windows 8.1.
What else should I try?
Thank you for your help.