LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit for Visual Studio 2012 Failing With a Generic Error message

Issue Description: Installation of LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit for Visual Studio 2012 Failing With a Generic Error message dialog box Environment: Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64) Windows 8 (x86 and x64) Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) Windows Server 2012 (x64) Symptom and inference: Download LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit for Visual Studio 2012 from http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/2381b03b-5c71-4847-a58e-5cfa48d418dc and launch…

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Error 1939. The service ‘My_Service’ could not be configured

Problem: MSI 5.0 package fails with an ERROR 1939 during “MsiConfigureServices” standard action execution. I tried to use “MsiConfigureServices” standard action in the msi package to configure a custom service. The MSI package fails to execute on Win 7 + OSs. The exact same issue can be found at this forum discussion As per the…

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ClickOnce on Roaming Profile

    Let’s first talk about Roaming Profile: Roaming Profile allows users with computers on a Windows Server domain to log on to any computer on the same network and access its documents. While on Roaming Profile, the user profile information is stored on a centralized file server accessible from any network-joined desktop computer instead…

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A device attached to the system is not functioning

ClickOnce application may fail with the following error message: A device attached to the system is not functioning. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007001F) As per the ClickOnce log:                                  + Exception reading manifest from file:///C:/TEMP/Application%20Files/app_1_0_0_1/app.exe.manifest: the manifest may not be valid or the file could not be opened.                                 + Parsing and DOM creation of the…

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“Current thread must be set to single thread apartment (STA) mode before OLE calls can be made”

While calling a OpenFileDialog (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.openfiledialog.aspx) via Installer class as a Custom Action in the Visual Studio Setup project, it just hangs there. When we attach a debugger we receive an error: “Current thread must be set to single thread apartment (STA) mode before OLE calls can be made. Ensure that your Main function has STAThreadAttribute…

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