Problems starting the deployment center


I have just installed EPiServer CMS R2 SP1 form and I am having problems starting the Deployment Center. I just get an error when trying to start the Deployment Center.

This is the output from the error log:

EPiServerInstall Information: 0 : EPiServerInstall.exe started with arguments "", EPiServerInstall Error: 0 : System.Xml.XmlException: Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1. at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String arg) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseRootLevelWhitespace() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read() at System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Load(XmlReader reader, LoadOptions options) at System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Parse(String text, LoadOptions options) at System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Parse(String text) at EPiServer.Install.MetaData.MetaDataParser.IsSupported(String packageXml) at EPiServer.Install.MetaData.MetaDataFinder.d__4.MoveNext() at System.Linq.Enumerable.d__14`2.MoveNext() at System.Linq.Buffer`1..ctor(IEnumerable`1 source) at System.Linq.OrderedEnumerable`1.d__0.MoveNext() at EPiServer.Install.UI.RunScriptForm.PopulateProductTree(TreeNode rootNode, InstalledProduct product) at EPiServer.Install.UI.RunScriptForm.PopulateProducts() at EPiServer.Install.UI.RunScriptForm..ctor(EPiServerInstallSection config) at EPiServer.Install.Program.DisplayWindow() at EPiServer.Install.Program.Main(String[] args),

This is my configuration file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
  <section name="episerver.install" type="EPiServer.Install.Configuration.EPiServerInstallSection, EPiServerInstall"/>
   <add path="..\..\CMS" displayName="EPiServer CMS" />
  <trace autoflush="true" indentsize="4" />
   <source name="EPiServerInstall" switchName="EPiServerInstallLogLevel">
     <add name="FileLog" />
   <add name="EPiServerInstallLogLevel" value="Verbose"/>
   <add name="FileLog"
     type="EPiServer.Install.RotatingTextWriterTraceListener, EPiServerInstall"
     initializeData="Logs\" />

I am running Vista 64-bits. Does anyone have a clue what can be wrong?

Br, Tore

Mar 06, 2009 16:31

Looks like you could have a .metadata file that is not valid xml. Could you do a search for *.metadata in the episerver folder in program files and see what file it is?

A workaround is probably to temporarily rename the file's but it would be good to know what file it is and it's contents.

Mar 07, 2009 15:43

Hi Christian.

What files are supposed to be there? I found 5 files:

-  Public Templates

- Install ZIP Module

- SystemScripts

- Upgrade Site

-  ef45721c-3588-4f61-bb44-9a4d5795c785

The last one is not an XML file. It looks like it was generated by ReSharper. When I removed it, everything worked fine. Don`t know how ReSharper generated that file though....

Thanks for your help!

BR, Tore

Mar 08, 2009 18:06

Great. Thanks for finding this. I filed it as a bug.


Mar 09, 2009 14:07
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