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uninstalling SQL Prompt Core from Visual Studio 2017


For about 2 weeks, Visual Studio 2107 Enterprise is slow to crawl when opening a solution. I sometime see a tip that disabling SQL Prompt Core would speed up the loading time by 12 seconds. I opened "Extensions and Updates" and click the Uninstall button to remove SQL Prompt Core. When I close Visual Studio, I see the VSIX installer doing something. Then I see an error as shown in the image and the extension is not removed.

How do I get rid of it?



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    Jessica RJessica R Posts: 1,319 Rose Gold 4
    Hi @emoreau!

    Just copying the workaround for this that we used on your support ticket.

    For anyone else running into this, you can get around it by launch a command prompt as administrator and running each of the following to create a dummy file:

    mkdir "c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Enterprise\Common7\IDE\Extensions\SQLPROMPT\eula"
    cd "c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Enterprise\Common7\IDE\Extensions\SQLPROMPT\eula"
    copy con lic.rtf

    Jessica Ramos | Product Support Engineer | Redgate Software

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