Sunday, August 9, 2009

IWAE0053E An internal error has occurred running validation on project. The deployment descriptor

Method 1

As suggested by another developerWorks page, I was able to fix it by:

1) Close the project (Right-click the project, Close Project)
2) Open the project (Right-click, Open Project)
3) Force a full rebuild

And, no, skipping straight to #3 didn’t fix the problem for me. But, these three steps did.

Method 2[Haven't tried this methos
This snippit that was posted to the IBM developer works forum :

I had the same problem, and resolved it by opening the .settings folder of the EAR project and editing the org.eclipse.wst.common.component file. The war module listed in the error message is missing as a dependent module, so I added it:


is the generated WebModule value from META-INF/.modulemaps file for the war
is the name of the war project in the workspace


  1. This worked for me in Weblogic 10.3 too! Steps 1-2-3 :-)Thanks for posting this!

  2. Hi buddy,
    this also worked for me, thanks a lot!

  3. great its working, for IBM Webshere AST

  4. this worked for me in jboss 6.1 eap! Thanks!