Jim Toth

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Nov 2

Azure SDK 1.5 Compute Emulator won’t start

After recently upgrading to the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 I noticed that the compute emulator would start and then stop, effectively preventing me from running Azure worker processes locally.  After some digging, I found the post below:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-PH/windowsazuretroubleshooting/thread/3028c6f7-d401-49f1-bad4-b5b9d586aa1b

and what worked for me on Windows Server 2008 R2 was the post on this thread by BTMI:

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Steve Marx in another thread made this observation:

"FYI, the "space in the username" issue has a decent workaround. Set the environment variable _CSRUN_STATE_DIRECTORY to some path without a space (e.g., c:\dftemp)."

Sure is a lot easier than rebuilding your profile!

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It looks like this approach didn’t work for everyone, so YMMV. :)