A System.Runtime.Remoting.RemotingException exception is thrown when you deploy a SharePoint solution on a SharePoint Web server that is running the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2

Applies to: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2


Consider the following two scenarios in the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2):
  • You perform solution deployment operations on a SharePoint Web server. Solution deployment operations include the Deploy Solution operation, the Upgrade Solution operation, and the Retract Solution operation.
  • You run a .NET Framework remoting client application that uses inter-process communication (IPC) channels. For example, the application that you are running is an ASP.NET Web application or a Web service.
In either of these scenarios, you receive a System.Runtime.Remoting.RemotingException exception. Additionally, you receive one of the following error messages:
  • Failed to connect to an IPC Port: The system cannot find the file specified.
  • Port is Busy: All pipe instances are busy.
In the SharePoint trace log, you see an error that indicates a failed deployment together with the following error message:
This operation uses the SharePoint Administration service (spadmin), which could not be contacted. If the service is stopped or disabled, start it and try the operation again.


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


You must have the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
x86-based version for Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
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x64-based version for Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
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Itanium-based version for Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.