BlogEngine 2.0 with Windows Live Writer not finding metaweblog.axd

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0
Jul 7, 2011 at 6:20 PM
Edited Jul 7, 2011 at 6:21 PM

When attempting to connect via LivWriter, I get the following error message.

Can't connect to your blog service:

Network Connection Error - Error attempting to connect to blog at:

http://localhost/blog/metaweblog.axd

The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send.

 

So, then I attempted to access http://localhost/blog/metaweblog.axd and got this response:

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

- <methodResponse>
- <fault>
- <value>
- <struct>
- <member>
<name>faultCode</name>
<value>01</value>
</member>
- <member>
<name>faultString</name>
<value>Invalid XMLRPC Request. (StartIndex cannot be less than zero. Parameter name: startIndex)</value>
</member>
</struct>
</value>
</fault>
</methodResponse>
 
 
This is not my first pass at doing this. My previous installation was running the pre-built binaries for v1.5. This version is built from source, using v2.0 code and Visual Studio 2010.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jul 7, 2011 at 8:13 PM

I found the issue. I needed to specify the full path as http://localhost/Blog/metaweblog.axd. It worked fine after that. This wasn't necessary in the older version, just FYI.