The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable

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bmclain
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The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable

Post by bmclain » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:55 pm

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Product, version and build: PowerShell Studio 2018 - Version 5.5.154
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Operating system:Windows 10 - Build 1803
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After performing the upgrade to the latest version, when I go to file explorer and try to open up a psproj file, it tries to install something and then prompts me for a source file with a message saying The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable.

I had this problem with the last update too and I had to uninstall PSS and reinstall it to get it fixed. We have other people that have reported this same issue as well.

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Alexander Riedel
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Re: The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable

Post by Alexander Riedel » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:28 pm

Generally this happens when Windows Installer thinks parts of an installed application are no longer there or corrupted.
It will try to repair or re-install those items on the fly and if that fails or the condition wasn't true to begin with, you get this rather generic and often misleading error message.
It is hard to tell why this happens on your machine (googling 'The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is
unavailable' will give you an assortment of possible remedies), but in general an uninstall and re-install can fix the issue.
If that does not help, please let us know and we dive into the details of installed prerequisites to determine what actually might be missing.
Alexander Riedel
SAPIEN Technologies, Inc.