Strange dialog box RRS feed

  • Question

  • Whilst trying to write and debug an addin, I get a strange dialog appear before this console opens...

    "The Windows Home Server Console cannot open because the following file is blocking it HomeServerConsoleTab.myaddin.dll"

    it then goes on to ask opening the console with or without this dll.

    HomeServerConsoleTab.myaddin.dll is the consle addin I am writing obviously.

    Any ideas why this keeps happening??
    Saturday, January 31, 2009 2:10 PM

All replies

  • That dialog indicates that WHS either had problems loading your add-in, or your add-in crashed the console the last time it was opened. The functionality was added to WHS to prevent badly-written add-ins from continuously crashing the console.

    If you're debugging, you'll need to select the option to open the console with your DLL.

    If you're not sure why your add-in is crashing, check out the HomeServerConsole.xxx.log file that corresponds to the crashes in c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\microsoft\windows home server\logs\ (sort by date, the xxxx is a date/time stamp). You'll see any exceptions logged there.
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    Saturday, January 31, 2009 11:55 PM