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[WP8.1] can't publish app update because appcert crash with missing configuration.xml RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to publish an update to my app but I am stuck because appcert.exe crashes.

    If I attach a debugger when this happens:

    An unhandled exception of type 'System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException' occurred in System.Xml.dll
    Additional information: Could not find a part of the path 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\App Certification Kit\configuration.xml'.

    I also notice that the path to appcert is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\App Certification Kit" and in this directory there's a configuration.xml.

    This happens on VS2013 pro.

    I recently installed "VS 2015 RC community".

    Can we run these 2 VS side-by-side ?

    I tried repairing VS 2013 but it didn't help.

    any solution please ?

    Friday, May 8, 2015 8:03 AM

Answers

  • I think the problem is (was) more general than this.

    Anyways I uninstalled vs2015 rc, and vs2013 then reinstall vs2013.

    As for vs2015, I'll wait for the final release, this one is not stable enough for my taste

    Saturday, May 9, 2015 9:24 AM

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  • Perhaps reinstall the WACK?

    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
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    Friday, May 8, 2015 2:57 PM
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  • I think the problem is (was) more general than this.

    Anyways I uninstalled vs2015 rc, and vs2013 then reinstall vs2013.

    As for vs2015, I'll wait for the final release, this one is not stable enough for my taste

    Saturday, May 9, 2015 9:24 AM
  • Hi,

      I had the same problem, and fix it this way,

    I copy all the files under the directory (except the language dir's)

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\App Certification Kit 

    To the directory:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\App Certification Kit

    But first i create the folder named App Certification Kit under the 8.1 as it was not there.

    After this, it started work properly. 

    What i didn't understand is why it still goes and checks under 8.1 as documentation say 10.0 should cover all.


    Saturday, May 23, 2015 2:11 PM