My application keeps self healing under a regular user. From the event log I can see which component is failing. I tried changing a key path ”which  breaks functionality” but the applications keeps self healing. What else can I do with this component?

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How it is behaving in Admin user?

If it triggers self heal only in normal user, then it could be due to permission issue..

Use ProcessMonitor to identify the exact issue..


Answered 06/05/2012 by: jagadeish
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what's the contents of the component? If it's something for the userprofile, then the keypath should be a registry value in HKCU.

What does the eventlog say is missing?

Answered 05/11/2012 by: pjgeutjens
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It keeps self healing on two componets. One is :'{E1ABE459-C6FE-4FB6-8854-C7E7882E5D15}' failed.  The resource 'C:\windows\system32\inetsrv\config\applicationHost.config' does not exist

I can see the file there. This component only has one file.

And the second is for the borland service. When i try to change a key path from Server.dll to a registry it breaks functionality and still keeps self healing


Answered 05/11/2012 by: ogeccut
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Did you do a recapture on a clean device?  This may not be a component needed for your application you can try to remove it and do thorough functionality testing.  It looks to be part of a iis configuration so may not be needed or may create itself when needed without running a self heal.

Answered 05/11/2012 by: GAKIS
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First check and ensure if the component that triggers self heal, is at all necessary. Then and then only delete that component.

Also if thats not possible, most easiest and not so recommeded thing is to null its GUID, that way it wont Self-heal and it should be only done as a last resort.

There could be a possibility that the user doesnt has access that file and as such during application`s launch self heal triggers.

And as GAKIS asked is it an captured MSI or vendor MSI, please clarify it.


Answered 05/11/2012 by: akki
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