Hi Imar, your book is great by the way.
If I try to fix the port number in the solution explorer, I get a "port already in use error"!! And I can't seem to set a static port either.
Anyhow, I can work around this error till I finish your book to get things to work for now...than I may reinstall everything later. It's as if the port is in use (for some reason) then the web server switches to a nearby number...but close doesn't count in computers.
In searching Google, I found my exact problem on a Microsoft board posted a couple days ago (no it's not me).
but Microsoft is so far clueless...I will watch that posting to see if thy come up with an answer, but I won't hold my breath....