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Windows app cert kit hangs

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  • I am trying to run the WACK tool on my windows store project but it
    always ends up hanging on the step "Validating app...".
    I have had it running for hours, but it never finishes.

    The only way to stop the process, is to kill it.

    Heres the last 3 lines in the log trace :

    appcertui.exe Information: 0 : 2012-12-30 18:40:33 INFO:Executing task PerformanceLaunch.
    appcertui.exe Information: 0 : 2012-12-30 18:40:33 INFO:TAEF command-line "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\App Certification Kit\Microsoft.Windows.SoftwareLogo.Performance.dll" /select:"@Name='Microsoft.Windows.SoftwareLogo.Performance.Performance.Launch'" /enableWttLogging /logfile:"C:\Users\samaca\AppData\Local\Microsoft\AppCertKit\Log_PerformanceLaunch_VALIDATION.xml" /p:"DataFilePath=C:\Users\samaca\AppData\Local\Microsoft\AppCertKit" /p:TaskParameter=POST_PROCESS /p:PackageFullName=34570gokodogames.fruitsmemory_1.0.1.2_neutral__43s0ve21zq99m /p:"AppxManifestFilePath=C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\34570gokodogames.FruitsMemory_1.0.1.2_neutral__43s0ve21zq99m\AppxManifest.xml".
    appcertui.exe Information: 0 : 2012-12-30 19:08:30 INFO:User initiated stop execution.

    Any tips on how to investigate this further, or resolve the issue?

    Thank you!

    Monday, December 31, 2012 1:25 AM

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  • Hi -

    Can you ZIP up all log files in %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\AppCertKit and share them on SkyDrive?

    Also, can you confirm that this app has not been listed in the Windows Store since your original posting?

    -Raymond (MSFT)


    Raymond Parsons Microsoft Corporation This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confers no rights.

    Friday, January 11, 2013 12:11 AM
  • I am having the same problem. I have a desktop app I am trying to certify - it runs for over 12 hours at the 'Validating The App' phase. I've killed it a couple of times and restarted - last time I rebuilt my computer from scratch with ONLY the Windows SDK loaded. - It still hangs.... The App has got through certification process once but failed. I fixed the issues and am trying again to get it through the certification app but no progress... Any ideas ??
    Friday, October 04, 2013 2:29 PM