If you ever experience this issue, here is what may be happening and what you can do to work around it: The error code you are seeing was introduced with this KB: There is a race condition that sometimes used to cause hangs when building setup projects on the command line.
It turned out to be an issue that was very risky to tackle, so the decision was made to return this error code (8000000A) instead.
Which works great if you build out of Visual Studio – but what about automated builds?
It’s fairly nasty, but once you’ve done it, your builds will work without users having to edit the project file or anything crazy.
Hello everyone, I’ve had a few cases already, where our customers came across a rare problem: They were building Visual Studio Installer projects with Team Build of Team Foundation Server 2010 and the build failed with the error: “An error occurred while validating. When running the build process again, it usually succeeded.
The problem was almost impossible to reproduce and unpredictable in its manner: The customers had several setup projects in their solution and the error appeared seemingly random during the compilation of each of them.
Here’s an example: For reference, here’s how my source is structured: You can then publish the setup exe or msi if you need to.
You can run tests or scripts or anything else during the build (for ease I delete the unit test task in the above example). I wrote a post asked about this problem here [ microsoft.com/.../problems-building-setup-project-in-visual-studio-team-services ]. I followed the steps but I got an error during the compilation process.
So, hopefully this will combine the possibilities and give good means of debugging each.