An error occurred while signing: SignTool.exe not found

While publishing a ClickOnce application using Visual Studio 2010, it may fail with the following error message: Error 1 Cannot publish because a project failed to build.    Error 2 An error occurred while signing: SignTool.exe not found. Build output: Building WindowsFormsApplication… Error: Cannot publish because a project failed to build. The signtool.exe is located at…

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Removal of a component from a feature is not supported

You might observe that files are not being upgraded after applying a small update or a minor upgrade patch. The upgrade log may not show the exact cause of the issue. After investigation, I found some component rule violation in the upgrade package. To catch the violation to the upgrade component rules you can pass…

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Reference in the manifest does not match the identity of the downloaded assembly

You may find the below error message while launching a ClickOnce application: “Reference in the manifest does not match the identity of the downloaded assembly MyApp.exe.” Log snippet: ERROR SUMMARY Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log. * Activation of \\MyServer\MyApp.application resulted in exception. Following…

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An error occurred while signing: Key not valid for use in specified state

When a user tries to publish a ClickOnce application after changing the user account password, it would fail with one of below error messages: “Cannot publish because a project failed to build.” “An error occurred while signing: Key not valid for use in specified state.” “Error msb3482 an error occurred while signing key not valid…

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How to publish an application through ClickOnce Deployment if Front Page extension is not present on the server.

  FrontPage Server Extensions is a software technology that allows Microsoft clients to communicate with web servers, and provide additional functionality intended for websites. If the Front Page extension is not installed on your server you will get this error- As has been explained in this MSDN article , FrontPage Server Extensions from Microsoft is…

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