Blazor WebAssembly App with Individual Accounts and ASP.NET Core Hosted - IIS - SQLLocalDB 15.0 The specified resource language ID cannot be found


Creating a new Blazor WebAssembly App with Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Version 16.9.4 with these specifications: Target Framework .NET 5.0, Authentication Type Individual Accounts and ASP.NET Core Hosted:

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With no modifications I have simply started the project with IIS Express, ran migrations and added a user to the database.

This works without a problem so then I created a publish profile to folder.

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I then set up a new site in IIS, version 10.0.19041.1, and set the Application Pool to use my Windows Identity that I have confirmed works with SSMS and that works via IIS Express.

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Running it the first time I got this error in Windows logs:

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection.IdentityServerBuilderConfigurationExtensions.<>c.b__10_2(IServiceProvider sp)

I fixed this by adding a Key to IdentityServer in appsettings.json exactly like appsettings.Development.json does it:

"Key": {
  "Type": "Development"

After this I receive errors I have never seen before:

SQLLocalDB 15.0 Windows API call WaitForMultipleObjects returned error code: 575. Windows system error message is: {Application Error} The application was unable to start correctly (0x%lx). Click OK to close the application. Reported at line: 3714.

SQLLocalDB 15.0 Windows API call FormatMessageW returned error code: 1815. Windows system error message is: The specified resource language ID cannot be found in the image file. Reported at line: 4296.

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After these errors there is the standard connection error:

Microsoft.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SNI_PN11, error: 50 - Local Database Runtime error occurred. Error occurred during LocalDB instance startup: SQL Server process failed to start.

The application pool uses the same Identity that I use to sign in to SSMS and that runs IIS Express. I have made it work like this using LocalDB 13.1 previously but I had to upgrade my LocalDB in order to use Temporal tables.

What can be the cause of this?

asked on Stack Overflow May 11, 2021 by Ogglas • edited May 11, 2021 by Ogglas

1 Answer


Tried sharing based on the comment by @DingPeng but I still got the same error.

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Checked the logs at %localappdata%\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Local DB\Instances\mssqllocaldb.

2021-05-12 00:08:24.41 Logon Login failed for user '-\Oscar'. Reason: Failed to open the explicitly specified database 'aspnet-WebApplication7.Server-'. [CLIENT: ]

2021-05-12 00:08:25.98 spid52 Starting up database 'aspnet-WebApplication7.Server-'.

2021-05-12 00:08:26.00 spid52 Parallel redo is started for database 'aspnet-WebApplication7.Server-' with worker pool size [4].

2021-05-12 00:08:26.02 spid52 Parallel redo is shutdown for database 'aspnet-WebApplication7.Server-' with worker pool size [4].

I then remembered that I actually had this problem with SQLLocalDB 13.0 and SQLLocalDB 13.1 as well. The danger of working late hours.

After following this answer I verified that Load User Profile was set to true for my Application Pool and then set setProfileEnvironment to true in applicationHost.config. I did the last part by editing applicationHost.config located at:


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After this everything worked!

answered on Stack Overflow May 12, 2021 by Ogglas • edited May 12, 2021 by Ogglas

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