Visual Studio 2017 often freezes when building

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  1. Poonaka

    Poonaka Bit Poster

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    I'm using Visual Studio 2017 (15.1 build 26403.7) and it will often freeze right away after selecting build all. My coworkers are using Windows natively and don't have this problem. I'm running a Windows Server 2016 guest (10.0.14393) with 8 gigs ram and 512 mb of graphics memory, 3D acceleration set to DirectX 10. This is on my MacBook Pro 15" retina late 2013 with 16 gigs ram and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2 gigs memory. It's running Sierra 10.12.5. I have the VM configured for Software development. Any ideas/help would be appreciated as this is driving me nuts.
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Parallels Team

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    Hi, did you check your visual studio ActivityLog.xml for any errors? Do you have one?
     
  3. Poonaka

    Poonaka Bit Poster

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    There's an old ActivityLog.xml from 5 days ago with these errors:

    <entry>
    <record>380</record>
    <time>2017/04/14 15:21:32.923</time>
    <type>Error</type>
    <source>Extension Manager</source>
    <description>Extension will not be loaded because an extension with the same ID &apos;Microsoft.Windows.DevelopmentKit.Desktop&apos; is already loaded at C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT\EXTENSIONMANAGER\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS KITS\10\DESKTOP SDK\...</description>
    <path>C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT\EXTENSIONMANAGER\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS KITS\8.1\DESKTOP SDK\</path>
    </entry>
    <entry>
    <record>381</record>
    <time>2017/04/14 15:21:32.923</time>
    <type>Error</type>
    <source>Extension Manager</source>
    <description>Extension will not be loaded because an extension with the same ID &apos;Microsoft.Windows.DevelopmentKit.WindowsStore&apos; is already loaded at C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT\EXTENSIONMANAGER\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS KITS\10\WINDOWS STORE SDK\...</description>
    <path>C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT\EXTENSIONMANAGER\EXTENSIONS\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS KITS\8.1\WINDOWS STORE SDK\</path>
    </entry>​
     
  4. DavidS13

    DavidS13 Bit Poster

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    Did you ever find a solution for this problem? I'm experiencing the same with Visual Studio 2019.
     
  5. JamesBailey

    JamesBailey Bit Poster

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