Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

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Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

Post by boomer007 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:55 am

Product, version and build:5.2.128
32 or 64 bit version of product: 64
Operating system: Windows Server 2012 R2
32 or 64 bit OS: 64
PowerShell Version: 5

This error is back. At every single debugging I have this problem.
Script runs until the first breakpoint. As soon as you click on "Step-Out" this error occurs.
I tried several scripts (basic and complex, with form and without), and every time this happens.
Its a pain in the ... :cry:

Any thoughts or ideas?

Important information..I have installed Quest Powergui and Visual Studio 2015 on the very same server as well.

Cheers
Chris

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Re: Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

Post by DevinL » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:57 am

Strange.. I've managed to reproduce this and it appears to be specifically related to Windows Server 2012 R2 with PowerShell V5.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, I've alerted the developers and when I get some more information I'll be sure to post it here.
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Re: Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

Post by DevinL » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:18 am

After some further testing, I believe I've narrowed it down to a specific version of V5.

Can you provide the output for your $PSVersionTable so I know exactly which build of V5 you're running?
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Re: Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

Post by boomer007 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:30 am

Hello, here it is.
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Re: Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

Post by DevinL » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:14 am

As I expected, I was only able to reproduce it with PowerShell 5.0, whenever I tried with 4.0 or the preview build of 5.1 it worked just fine. This is most likely a bug in PowerShell but we're investigating to make certain.

In the meantime, please note that the other debug functions (such as Step Into) do work so you can at least perform some debugging.

When we have some more information I'll be sure to post it here for you.
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Re: Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

Post by boomer007 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:47 pm

Hi,
thanks so far. Unfortunately I have the very same problem with this version of PowerShell 5
Cheers
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Re: Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

Post by DevinL » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:28 pm

Yes, the problem is present in all of my 5.0 tests, it's the 5.1 build of PowerShell that seems to fix the issue but it's currently in preview for OS's other than Windows 10.

If you'd like to give it a try on your machine I recommend taking a look at this article:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powers ... -configure
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Re: Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

Post by boomer007 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:33 am

Hi,
I just upgraded to the 5.1 preview build of Powershell and still have that issue. I made sure that .Net 4.6 is installed.
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Re: Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

Post by DevinL » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:08 am

In that case, I'll try and reproduce this with 5.1 later and get back to you.
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Re: Debug error - "External Script Driver has stopped working"

Post by DevinL » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:19 am

I'd just like to let you know I've been able to reproduce this and have filed an internal bug report.

When I have some more information I'll be sure to post it here.
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