Bill Wang’s Blog

October 31, 2008

Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.PowerPools.TfptPackage Load Failure

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Bill @ 11:51 am

A few days ago, one customer installed TFS Power Tool-July 2008 Release and got an red X on the Alerts node in Team Explorer. In this case, it turns out to be caused by a package load failure. The detail error message is:

Package ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.PowerPools.TfptPackage,
Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.PowerTools, Version=,
Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ has failed to load
properly (GUID = {2C5A58FF-51D1-46CC-B46C-CD458632B321}).
Please contact package vendor for assistance. Application restart is
recommended, due to possible environment corruption. Would you
like to disable loading this package in the future? You may use ‘devenv
/resetskippkgs’ to re-enable package loading.

My initial response is to download the power tool and reinstall it. But the same problem still occurs. After extensive research, I still didn’t get much progress. Later when I was looking at another issue, I opened the document for devenv /setup, and it mentioned that this switch has something to do with VSPackages! I then suggested my customer to run ‘devenv /setup’ first, then reinstall TFS Power Tool. And it worked! Everything goes well and the customer is very happy with the alert features.


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