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swinefeaster
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Posted - Aug 06 2021 :  1:28:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've only been able to install VAX after a clean reboot. Closing VS and killing the devenv.exe is not sufficient, the installer just hangs waiting.

What other processes can I kill manually to avoid a reboot?

thanks

feline
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United Kingdom
18833 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2021 :  07:00:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are several processes that can cause this. Can you please look in your %TEMP% directory for files called:

vsix*.log

the most recent file(s) should tell you which process is being picked up, which is stopping the installer from running.

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foxmuldr
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USA
391 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2024 :  1:43:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In my case it was vctip.exe. It's happened every time I go to update VAX in recent versions.

Can I suggest you add a note to the installer on the "Close all instances of Visual Studio" to check the %TEMP%\vsix*.log files to see which process(es) is(are) blocking?

Would be helpful.

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Rick C. Hodgin

Edited by - foxmuldr on Jul 04 2024 1:45:04 PM
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feline
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United Kingdom
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Posted - Jul 05 2024 :  06:09:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The blocking process problem used to be really rare, but seems to be becoming a lot more common of late. We are looking into adding an option to the installer to kill the problem processes when the installer gets blocked:

case=164496

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tony.riviere
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France
58 Posts

Posted - Jul 08 2024 :  2:53:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got the error too with the last installer 2522, here is the blocking process:

08/07/2024 20:49:34 - Blocking processes:
08/07/2024 20:49:34 - Microsoft.ServiceHub.Controller.exe (18168) : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022\Preview\Common7\ServiceHub\Controller\Microsoft.ServiceHub.Controller.exe

Note that it happens right after a reboot, nothing launch but VAX installer.
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feline
Whole Tomato Software

United Kingdom
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Posted - Jul 09 2024 :  07:56:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After a reboot?! That really is a surprise, I don't think I have ever seen this problem before.

If you have the time to study this for a little bit, could you reboot and then run Process Explorer, which can be downloaded, or run directly, from here:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer

unlike task manager process explorer shows the parent process, so you can look to see if the "Microsoft.ServiceHub.Controller.exe" has a parent process. I am wondering if something is being run on start up that would explain why this is running after a reboot without having first loaded Visual Studio.

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