When you try to build a Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 setup project by using Devenv.com in the Visual Studio 2010 command prompt, the command prompt may stop responding. In this situation, you do not receive error messages, and the setup package of the project is not generated.
This problem occurs because of a deadlock that is caused by a code defect in Devenv.com.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft website:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
Note You can also download this hotfix from the following Microsoft website:
To apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio 2010 installed.
You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if the affected files are being used.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
For all supported versions of Visual Studio 2010
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.