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SharePoint Error in Visual Studio Debugging a workflow: Operation aborted (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004004 (E_ABORT))

Leave it to Microsoft to break every SharePoint Dev server in the world in one fell swoop.

When you go to debug a workflow from Visual Studio 2008, it builds fine, but on deploy, it fails while trying to attach to the list with this error:

Operation aborted (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004004 (E_ABORT))

Causing the Error: Security patch KB2493987

If you have automatic updates set on your dev servers (which many people do), you will automatically get this security patch.  And, it will break all your custom visual studio debugging abilities on all dev servers.

Solution: = Running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard and doing an IISRESET.

For a full explanation, see this helpful post:

How to find which version of SharePoint 2010 is installed

Go to the registry key:



   SHARED TOOLS-Web Server Extensions – 14.0

           WSS-Installed Products

Then, match the key that is installed in the list below.
“BEED1F75-C398-4447-AEF1-E66E1F0DF91E”, “SharePoint Foundation 2010”
“1328E89E-7EC8-4F7E-809E-7E945796E511”, “Search Server Express 2010”

“B2C0B444-3914-4ACB-A0B8-7CF50A8F7AA0”, “SharePoint Server 2010 Standard Trial”
“3FDFBCC8-B3E4-4482-91FA-122C6432805C”, “SharePoint Server 2010 Standard”

“88BED06D-8C6B-4E62-AB01-546D6005FE97”, “SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Trial”
“D5595F62-449B-4061-B0B2-0CBAD410BB51”, “SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise”

“BC4C1C97-9013-4033-A0DD-9DC9E6D6C887”, “Search Server 2010 Trial”
“08460AA2-A176-442C-BDCA-26928704D80B”, “Search Server 2010”
“84902853-59F6-4B20-BC7C-DE4F419FEFAD”, “Project Server 2010 Trial”
“ED21638F-97FF-4A65-AD9B-6889B93065E2”, “Project Server 2010”
“926E4E17-087B-47D1-8BD7-91A394BC6196”, “Office Web Companions 2010”

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