2 users on the same machine, developing the same app


  • We are developing a Windows 8 app on a machine. Users are the programmer developing the application and his supervisor. When the supervisor tries to run the app (he is trying to help solve a problem, so he starts it in VS2012) he gets the message:

    2>Error : DEP0700 : Registration of the app failed. Another user has already installed an unpackaged version of this app. The current user cannot replace this with a packaged version. The conflicting package is 139636ed-088a-4e24-9cf8-027bfe10274d and it was published by CN=mkouk_000. (0x80073cf9)

    Any way to be able for both to debug the application?

    Monday, March 04, 2013 12:05 PM

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  • Not the ideal development environment. Have you tried uninstalling the application before the supervisor tries to debug it? Doesn't the supervisor have his own development environment, where source code could be shared?
    Monday, March 04, 2013 3:24 PM
  • There are alternate solutions to this problem:

    1. Logon to your user, find your windows 8 app (not the code or visual studio) on your machine and uninstall it (When you enter debug mode, Visual Studio creates an unpackaged version of your app for debugging purposes). Then your supervisor 'should' be able to run it.
    2. If the supervisor is able to install Visual Studio on his/her machine (even the Express version for Windows 8), you could use 'Team Foundation Service' to work together on the project, at present it's a completely free team-collaboration and source control tool managed by Microsoft. By creating a team project, and then linking your code to the project and submitting it he can download the app code to his machine and work on it in parallel.
    • Proposed as answer by Peter J. Reid Thursday, May 16, 2013 7:30 PM
    Thursday, May 16, 2013 7:30 PM